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I read with sadness the anonymous view on the awful experiences of
the author's son at a number of mainly private detox and rehab clinics. As
the Medical Director of the MCA I am very concerned about such facilities.
The MCA is a charity committed to improving medical understanding of
alcohol related problems. We have members from all medical specialties and
it would certainly be of relevance to our work to hear about such poor
quality services - it is hard to get systematic data on these and this
leaves patients and families very vulnerable.
I would welcome any other information (both good and bad) on
experiences at similar facilities. Of course all information would be
treated in absolute confidence. Do please email me at Dominique.Florin@m-c-a.org.uk.