I've been in critical care for many years - recently went PRN and oriented to our 8 bed psych unit so that I can pick up shifts there. I'm ordering a book course to have some background with the terms and conditions.
Here's my question - does any unit have a policy for repeat etoh/drug detox patients. We get a lot of them, and some are in as often as once a week. They know the ropes and treatment, probably better than I do at this point. I feel a little depressed about the whole thing - like they have no intention of trying to quit their particular habit. I also think the whole thing is a little unfair to have the taxpayer continue to support them. I know that with substance abuse, it may take some time to get it under control - and they may backslide - they aren't the problem. Its the ones that seem to have no intention of doing anything positive about their addiction - just want a bed, a meal and some medications.