By introducing such harsh measures with clear repercussions, we are hopefully putting sturdy walls in the path of the wave.
Reintegrating such a person into your life should be handled the same way.
Rules and boundaries act as solid anchors to reality.
The person CANNOT go this route without repercussions.
It may very well contribute to their moment of clarity even if you haven’t heard from them in months.
It’s been clearly stated, they know what will happen otherwise, and these types of anchors can actually pierce through the turmoil by forcing an unwell person to stop and think about their actions.
The more the person is forced to think about their actions; the better chance they have to realize what they are doing is a result of their illness.
“I’ll let you move back in, but you must maintain your medication and go to your doctor.
If you do not- then you’ll have to find another place to live.