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Detoxing Patients Can Leave
Discover Recovery
At Any Time

 

Disturbing Incidents in Public Records:

 - Patient becoming violent and cutting themselves in front of the facility
-Patient leaving property in "meth psychosis" without notice
 - Staff being held hostage by a patient
 - Fleeing patients roaming unattended in the community

Discover Recovery's Long Beach, WA Detox Center - Side and Front Views
911 Call Records for Discover Recovery's Long Beach Location
911 Call Records for Discover Recovery's Long Beach Location
911 Call Records for Discover Recovery's Long Beach Location 2

Read the 911 Calls In Their Entirety Here:

Did you know...

Detoxing patients can leave any time, for any reason, with or without notice, with or without their belongings & even against medical advice.

Due to the fact that they are not permitted to have vehicles, many of these patients flee on foot.

Reports indicate that leaving or fleeing patients often suffer from mental health issues, personality disorders, suicidal ideations or, in one instance, a "meth psychosis."

Discover Recovery has no mandate in Long Beach to find patients who leave or to alert the police or community. 

 

According to one Discover Recovery nurse, "We don't typically call (the police) when patients leave against medical advice."

Reports indicate that  Discover Recovery has no idea where their patients go when they leave the facility and enter the community.

Washington State Department of Health Complaints Against
Discover Recovery's Long Beach Location

September 2019 – Multiple Allegations

Complaint Source: Employee/Ex-Employee/Co-Worker of Discover Recovery

  • Allegation #1: Ordering large quantities of Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), but not given to patients

  • Allegation #2: Delayed detox protocols

  • Allegation #3: Delays in clients being seen by medical staff

  • Allegation #4: Staff are untrained and demeaning to clients

  • Allegation #5: Staff are destroying or diverting large amounts of Librium

  • Allegation #6: Staff are falsifying patient charts

  • Allegation #7: Staff are admitting clients that are in need of hospital detox

  • Resolution: Statement of Deficiencies issued.

 

September 2019 – Multiple Allegations

Complaint Source: Anonymous

  • Allegation #1: Client stated that there was no PA at the facility, and did not see a nurse while they were there

  • Allegation #2: Another client was put on Librium and then it was stopped without proper tapering

  • Resolution: Statement of Deficiencies issued.

 

June 2019 – Allegations Related to Hostage Incident

Complaint Source: Washington State Department of Health employee

  • Allegation #1: Client held a staff member hostage in the kitchen at Discover Recovery

  • Allegation #2: Concern of inadequate staffing for safety

  • Allegation #3: Accepting clients with serious mental health issues

  • Resolution: No violation of behavioral health law, but case referred to another agency for further action.