« Last post by retired82 on July 14, 2018, 08:04:24 AM »
I have a close friend I've known for almost 35 years. He developed a drinking problem. As I talked with him concerning "WHY" did you start drinking? He told me that he had been taking a anti-depressant medication for about five years and was doing good. The VA changed his Doctor and the new Dr just cut him off the meds. He started to drink trying to get rid of the dreams and the seeing of the faces of the men he lost in Viet Nam. Another friend called the VA and talked with them on how "we" could help our friend. He was told to brink him to the Emergency room of the VA hospital and they would admit him. He was taken to the VA Hospital, Decatur, Ga and the nurse and a psychologist admitted him. About this time a Medical Doctor comes in and says our friend does not not meet the criteria to be admitted. The Doctor was told and could see our friend has the shakes, has a problem standing and is begging for help. The Doctor refused to admit him and sends him home with some vitamins.
Now I know why so many Veterans are taking their life. That was a true story.