Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Munchies

Mr. S. is a 64 year old who has chronic pain and depression and has been on long term narcotics and anti-depressants.

The staff reported he was doing really well lately.

"In what way?" I asked.

"He's more sociable and talkative. He's also snacking all the time on Little Debbie's."

I quickly searched my memory and remembered these exact symptoms from directly observing many college friends and acquaintances from the late 1970's.

Sure enough, Mr. S.'s urine drug screen (UDS) was positive for marijuana.

It's good to know my long term memory is intact but bad for Mr. S. because of the interventions that will need to follow in regards to his chronic pain medications.

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