The Facts About Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Suicide

“It’s Larry,” said the nurse, handing me the phone. No other introduction was needed.  Larry was a Viet Nam vet who was a frequent patient at the hospital where I worked. It was 8 p.m., I had a unit full of psychiatric patients and he wanted to be admitted. Larry was drunk, which he and I both knew would keep him…

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How To Save An Addict’s Life

Opiate Addiction in Southwest Florida has reached epidemic levels.   The rate of emergency room admissions, overdose deaths and arrests  in the greater Sarasota area meets or exceeds statewide numbers.   If you’re reading this, I’m sure you know someone in your life who is suffering from Opiate Addiction.   There things that will work in getting them clean and things that wont – and it’s not always what it seems. What you…

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