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Old 11-04-2010, 08:11 PM
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Any further news Coffeelover?

Do they have Salvation Armies in NC?
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:13 AM
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Just a quick update... AH is till in Detox, but will be comin tomorrow. We are still working to line up a pleace that can treat him for dual diagnosis. I never thought it would be that hard to find a place and which ones are referred to us don't take our insurance.

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:47 AM
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sending positive vibes >>>>>>>> best wishes for tomorrow
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:06 AM
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Far as I know, Salvation Army won't turn down a dual diagnosis.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:13 PM
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That is really tough and unfortunate.
My city has a number of dual diagnosis facilities, they are very full, though.
Like, waiting list, overcrowded full.
It almost seems like alcoholism is bound to come with an underlying disorder, seems like all rehabs should be able to adress all of it.
Perhaps in the future.

Hope he finds the help he needs. and take care of yourself.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:04 AM
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This thread was certainly an eye-awakener for me. I would never have guessed there would be that much red tape in getting into rehab for help. However, I do believe you can exhale again. You wrote "They are keeping him there until Monday b/c they do feel that he needs Detox. They are also trying to find a place for him to go come Monday b/c they do know that he needs to go directly to another treatment center." In other words, that hospital has taken on the responsibility for your AH's health condition.

A lot of people are under the wrong impression that you, as the spouse in lieu of the patient himself, can not talk to the medical staff and express your concerns. You certainly are entitled to that right. The only thing that is not allowed is for the medical staff to talk to you about your AH's condition, without his consent. I would recommend for you to call the medical staff and medical director directly to discuss all your concerns.

However, once your mind is set at ease, it's time for you to take some time off and breath some fresh air. Then start working on your own recovery program.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:32 AM
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Well, I guess you didn't get much rest! I had thought the facility where your AH was, was supposed to help you line up your AH next facility he was going to transfer to. However, if you are at square one again, I would recommend you make an appointment with a psychiatrist, and tell him that your AH needs to go into rehab that can deal with the dual-diagnosis, and ask him for his assistance. I, also, would contact your insurance company with the same information to find out what rehab facilities are covered by your insurance.

I guess I'm lucky living in a city where medical facilities is one of our prime industries.

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