ETOH

13 Jan

When the sick person in the ED is your relative, you just feel like sick because you know the implications and complications of the situation. Alcoholism just sucks.  This particular ED has a crisis center and this particular hospital has a detox center, but you just can not “force” someone into detox.

The discharge instructions read as follows: You have a serious drinking/alcohol problem. Continued consumption of alcohol will have serious effects on your health such as liver damage and heart problems. You are refered to AA and should get a sponsor immediately.

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One Response to “ETOH”

  1. Strong One January 14, 2009 at 01:45 #

    You can only help those who will help themselves. You can change who people are without destroying who they were.

    It’s one of the toughest parts of our job.

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