On behalf of Sheway - A voluntary program that provides services to women (101-533 East Hastings):
We have been experiencing an increase in the number of our clients presenting with drug induced psychosis when using stimulants. It has been very difficult for us to find treatment for our clients when they present as the emergency system is not able to treat them. When we are concerned for client safety we call the VPD and then they have to wait for EMT to arrive, if the client is not wanting to go with EMT, they are sometimes arrested, taken to Emergency and then released in a short period of time. This has become a revolving door for a few of our clients and is not effective treatment.
Have any other service providers noted an increase in Drug Induced psychosis?
Have you developed a protocol for treatment of drug induced psychosis in community?