To the editor:
(Plain Press, December 2017) I would like to commend the Plain Press on its coverage of the panel discussion at Lutheran Hospital concerning the present opioid crisis.
As I read the article, however, I was aware of the fact that, while Lutheran Hospital has a very good detox program, and an excellent social work staff, they do not admit persons for detox if they are only using heroin.
We are seeing a larger number of folks on the street who are heroin addicted and many are seeking detox and treatment.
In my opinion, providing more detox beds would be a significant step in addressing this crisis.
It is my hope that Lutheran Hospital might reconsider their present policy.