They enter the hospital late in the day, usually through the ER, spend a day or two (or less) in acute distress, then sign out AMA as soon as they can walk again.
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This is in part a course correction from the trend of several decades ago, when the emphasis was on cutting expenses in the naive belief all addicts could be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.Read More
The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.Read More