I was just wondering...
Anyone's hospital have an inpatient 72-hour medical detox unit?
Ours does, but it seems to have a revolving door...that just keeps spinning!
I know it was initially started more as a money SAVER rather than a money maker. But it is causing havoc with the ER! I do not remember soooo many people coming in requesting detox...again and again and again and...well you get the idea!!!
Some of them aren't even out of the unit 24 hours and they are drunk and back again.
Now, I can understand the nature of addiction. I know how difficult it is. But it is usually the ETOHers...and not even 24 hours?!!? I think the unit has become a halfway house for our chronics and the addicts who truly want help are denied entry because there is no room.
So I wondered how it was outside of the area with the town that boasts "more taverns per capita than any other in the country!!!"