Topic: health care
This is the sort of reasoning that leads unthinking legislators to chop funds for substance abuse services whenever there’s a budget shortfall on the horizon. It’s not based on return on investment from treatment, which research demonstrates is phenomenal.
They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.
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.
Big investors are… interested in buying low and selling high, in driving up the share price so they can turn around and place bets on how fast it will go down once the bad publicity hits.
Mood and motivation are, of course, a big part of the discomfort associated with having chronic pain.
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.
That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.
The medical professions have been dealing with alcoholism and alcoholics for thousands of years, and this experience has led to some pretty hard and fast views on the subject.