The notorious revolving door wasn’t entirely due to the patient’s desire to avoid change– the hospital couldn’t get them out the front door fast enough.
However necessary — and it is necessary — good acute care will never be enough to solve the problem of addictions.
It isn’t that big a challenge; you simply add a basic questionnaire on the subject to your intake paperwork.
If we could reach them now, the process might well be interrupted. Preventing a host of more serious problems — some of them fatal to other people, or the user himself.