Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Detox rooms could decrease ER visits

“Certain very inebriated patients may be safely transported by emergency medical service (EMS) ambulance crews to a detoxification center rather than the ER, with minimal adverse events. A study of a protocol for pre-hospital evaluation and disposition of uncomplicated inebriates … Continue reading

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Children of the Chemically Dependent Left Behind?

Texas is currently wrestling with new laws to administer drug screening for potential welfare recipients. For many, this just sounds like a grand plan. Presumably for those who feel welfare is a free handout this may come as welcome news; … Continue reading

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Lost in the System

ScienceDaily¬†has an article about a study that further puts forth the claim that African-Americans get lost in a penal system that ignores the role substance abuse plays in criminality and highlights the need for better, more tailored educational programs and … Continue reading

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