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Patient Selection, Exclusion, and Inclusion Criteria for the Coleman Institute Detox Programs
I want to discuss the whole patient selection criteria, exclusion criteria, and inclusion criteria. You’ve spoken to it quite a bit. I have found in my practice that because the patient is stable enough to reach out, get everything resources together in terms of the loved ones, and follow directions, they’re already at a place where they’re ready for treatment.
What are your thoughts on that?
Dr. Peter Coleman
Yeah. Many other doctors will say, “How can you work with drug addicts and heroin addicts?”
Because they’re used to seeing these people in the emergency room or passed out on the street with an overdose, and they never listen to what you say. They never do what you tell them to do. And I say, “Well, we’re getting people at the point; they’re ready to change. We’re getting people who have already found us on a website. They’ve already called us. They’ve already mentally figured I’m sick of my life. And I want to change.” They don’t understand what’s involved and how difficult it will be, but they’re eager and willing to try something different.
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