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Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

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Dr. Kyle Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: The exception is when you are a immediate danger to others ie drive to clinic visit drunk and you were going to drive home.

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