alcoholism http://ripr.org en Interview: RI Hospital ER chief: “There has to be a better way.” http://ripr.org/post/interview-ri-hospital-er-chief-there-has-be-better-way <p>This week, I’ve been covering Rhode Island’s efforts to change the way we deal with substance abusers who frequent the emergency room (<a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1949550/RIPR.News/Intoxicated.%27frequent.fliers%27.strain.emergency.services">part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1949579/RIPR.News/An.ER.alternative.for.substance.abusers.in.Cambridge">part 2</a>). I talked to emergency dispatchers, firefighters, addiction treatment specialists, public officials, and more. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:42:10 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8265 at http://ripr.org Intoxicated "frequent fliers" strain emergency services http://ripr.org/post/intoxicated-frequent-fliers-strain-emergency-services <p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:56:37 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 1229 at http://ripr.org Intoxicated "frequent fliers" strain emergency services