Recently, a 27-year-old patient who was using 10 bags of heroin and smoking marijuana daily for the past six months came to our treatment program. He was sharing needles and occasionally using Xanax. He had a history of three overdoses and reported a trauma history, having watched his friend OD and die. He was on two medications for depression and told us that he would rather put a bullet through his head than continue using. He reported driving under the influence with a history of DUIs as well as working under the influence which resulted in him being unable to hold down a job. His insurance company approved just three days of residential treatment and said that outpatient treatment would be sufficient even though he had no means of transportation and no stable living arrangements.Continue Reading
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