In North Carolina, hospitals report the wait for mental health and drug abuse treatment beds and the number of patients resorting to the emergency room for care has gone up fourfold in the past 10 years.
In North Carolina, hospitals report the wait for mental health and drug abuse treatment beds and the number of patients resorting to the emergency room for care has gone up fourfold in the past 10 years. ROBERT LAHSER Observer File Photo
In North Carolina, hospitals report the wait for mental health and drug abuse treatment beds and the number of patients resorting to the emergency room for care has gone up fourfold in the past 10 years. ROBERT LAHSER Observer File Photo

Hooked on heroin, she sat 2 days in an ER. Hospitals say you pay for this stay, too.

July 12, 2017 6:14 PM