WATCH – Not fast enough –
Jan. 1, 2021 – “You’re talking about really sick people with a chronic progressive life-threatening brain disease who are presenting for care, they’re going to be admitted into care. And then the paperwork process will occur after they’re already there,” Davis said.
In fact, in 2019, Chelsea asked two times, months apart, for inpatient treatment before giving up the wait.
“What we know about people in active addiction is they’ve got this window of willingness for treatment and that window is fleeting. And if we do not provide care for folks within that window of willingness, we may never have a second chance,” said Davis.
Gillian Dupuis added, “She needed that time in inpatient to get her brain well, you know, I mean, they need that time on the medication and in a place with a bed and food and … all that time to help heal their brain.”
Gillian Dupuis says she feels her daughter with her all the time, and would be proud that her mother worked to help other families dealing with addiction.