A former resident's dad called this week to give me a piece of his mind.
He didn't like how we'd treated his daughter, whom we discharged for using drugs and alcohol. Didn't we know that alcohol was legal? And that she had a prescription for those opiates?
No matter how hard I tried he didn't seem to understand that we insist on a drug free environment.
After I listened to him rant for a while I hung up. This is something I rarely do. However, when people just want to scream there's not much alternative. I'm one who believes in letting other people vent. But after four or five minutes I start to get crazy myself.
He called back but with the same result. He couldn't control his anger long enough for us to talk.
I feel for the daughter. While genetics aren't destiny it's pretty easy to see why this young woman uses drugs.
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