If a patient comes back positive for alcohol how do they handle it? Do they refuse to dose the patient or do they give you a warning against mixing alcohol and Methadone?
I know a lot of patients don't believe the clinic should be allowed to test for alcohol, they figure it's no ones business if they have a drink or two.
In some ways I can agree with them. I know how dangerous it is to mix alcohol with Methadone. But what if someone were to say like go out to eat and have a couple of drinks before dinner. Would it be right for the clinic to refuse to dose them the next day?
Now if a patient presents themselves at the clinic and it is obvious they have been drinking, I can see not dosing them.
This is an interesting topic and I'd like to hear what everyone's views are on it.
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