Saturday, July 19, 2008

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out

What is up with people in their 50's, 60's and 70's smokin' weed? And every day at that? The sixties are over, man. Timothy Leary is dead (to quote the Moody Blues).

I have gone months using the Admission Screening tool without anyone copping to recreational drugs. People admit to smoking, but I just can't believe that the entire state of NH are just casual smokers. Patients will tell me "oh, 3 or 4 cigarettes a day". Yeah, right; you just naturally smell like an ashtray. Drinking I just automatically assume they are underestimating, unless, as I did yesterday I get a response of "I have 4-5 beers a day and 3 highballs". One guy told me he drinks a 5th of vodka a day. I'm sure he is pickled, and that his BAL ALWAYS hovers around 300. But hey, their honesty is refreshing and we can at least anticipate withdrawal and do something about it.