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Medication

Postby Eyesangela » Tue May 31, 2016 8:21 am

I see that for kids they take and hand out the medication. Question is do they do that for adults too or can I keep my medicine on me and just take it when needed. Thanks
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Re: Medication

Postby majtom7 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:25 am

Adults are do it yourself to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: Medication

Postby p51 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:03 pm

I thought all the self-medication took place at the bar at the Marriott on nights after training was over? :lol:
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Re: Medication

Postby Phoenix PK » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:49 pm

p51 wrote:I thought all the self-medication took place at the bar at the Marriott on nights after training was over? :lol:


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Yes, adults don't need to have their meds doled out by the Camp Nurse. At least, I never did that.
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Re: Medication

Postby p51 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:01 pm

Phoenix PK wrote:We go to the LIBRARY to study!
Actually, I think it was the 2nd day of the 4-day program in 2014 before I realized that people were referring to the bar. I had no idea until then that this was the name of the place, though I knew it wasn't called, "Otter's" anymore. They needed to do a rebuild of the bar as it was well looking its age, but why change the name of a institution? It will always be Otter's to the old folks who went to SC and had a few too many there.
Phoenix PK wrote:Yes, adults don't need to have their meds doled out by the Camp Nurse. At least, I never did that.
Yeah, I carry my own (mostly over the counter) stuff for the usual possible things that can happen to a middle-aged man on the road. I'm an adult and have been so for a while now, I don't need to be treated like a child or an addict by relying on some SC person just to take, say, some ibuprofrin for a headache after the centrifuge or something like that...
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Re: Medication

Postby street » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:25 am

We figure adults are responsible enough to self medicate. If you are here a week when there are no children's programs the nurse doesn't even spend the night on site.

As to visiting the location formerly known as Otter's, please remember that you will not be allowed to return to the dorm if you are visibly intoxicated. You should also NOT bring in that sort of beverage. We've had serious problems with both this year with adult camps. Remember, a few bad apples will spoil the basket. If that sort of situation continues it could be the permanent demise of Adult programs! There is no reason we should find empty whiskey bottles in the Waste Management trash cans in the Habitat.

Even if you are an adult, this is still primarily a kids camp, and we don't allow tobacco or alcohol use around the kids. During special events on site you'll never see kids anywhere near that.
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Re: Medication

Postby majtom7 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:13 pm

street wrote: There is no reason we should find empty whiskey bottles in the Waste Management trash cans in the Habitat.


Agreed yet how do you know that those bottles are from adult campers?
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Re: Medication

Postby street » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:48 pm

majtom7 wrote:Agreed yet how do you know that those bottles are from adult campers?
Because it was all adults and family camp. I'm pretty sure the parents of the kids aren't letting them knock down the whiskey while at camp, so it was either adult camp or the adults in the parent/child camp.
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Re: Medication

Postby p51 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:31 pm

Drinking will always be a problem with some adults in a situation like that. In the military, every time I went on temporary duty, there were always some people who'd get a sauced as they could. Nothing was more bile-inducing than being in a formation run and it smelling like a brewery... at 0500 on a Tuesday! I never was that big a drinker anyway (I never liked feeling like I was out of control) but growing up in a college town, getting booze was the preferred pastime of anyone who hadn't yet reached 21. That, too, got old. I'll never forget running past a off-campus bar of St Patty's day with my ROTC class about 0700 or so and seeing the bar filled with drinkers.
The last time I was at SC, there were a few bottom-feeders who were getting as much to drink as they could at the bar at the Marriott. One especially socially impaired individual made a comment about a female teammate of mine and to this day has no idea how close he got to a trip to the ER.
And yes, I've walked some 'slightly inebriated" teammates of mine through the side gate to the HAB at night on a few occasions.
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The idea that someone is going for the 'rotgut' hard stuff in the HAB? Man, that's just wrong.
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Re: Medication

Postby majtom7 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:55 am

street wrote:Because it was all adults and family camp. I'm pretty sure the parents of the kids aren't letting them knock down the whiskey while at camp, so it was either adult camp or the adults in the parent/child camp.


More than likely but that is still circumstantial. Others come in the HAB including counselors and other USSRC personnel. They could have tossed them out there. Someone could have found the empties hidden in their room and tossed them. You'd be surprised at the number of teenagers with drinking and drug problems. There are several possible explanations other than it must have been the adults attending, although that is the likeliest explanation. Probably some parents having a few pops since they were unable to leave their kids to go to the Marriott.. Just playing devil's advocate here...

I remember the last 24 EDM I did many years ago. One guy spent his time off at Otter's and when it was his turn to be on station at midnight, he claimed he had space sickness and went to sleep in one of the modules.
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Re: Medication

Postby street » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:52 pm

majtom7 wrote:More than likely but that is still circumstantial. Others come in the HAB including counselors and other USSRC personnel. They could have tossed them out there. Someone could have found the empties hidden in their room and tossed them. You'd be surprised at the number of teenagers with drinking and drug problems. There are several possible explanations other than it must have been the adults attending, although that is the likeliest explanation. Probably some parents having a few pops since they were unable to leave their kids to go to the Marriott.. Just playing devil's advocate here...

I remember the last 24 EDM I did many years ago. One guy spent his time off at Otter's and when it was his turn to be on station at midnight, he claimed he had space sickness and went to sleep in one of the modules.

Considering it was a one off happening, it probably wasn't a counselor. They also know they'd been gone immediately when discovered. I'm not surprised at the number of teens with drinking and drug problems. I've been here 12 years and have raised two daughters to adulthood. I'm am well aware of what teens can get into. That said, we only had adult camp and family camp the weekend those bottles were found, so that rules out teens with drinking problems. It was an adult, either with adult camp or family camp.
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Re: Medication

Postby majtom7 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:15 am

You mean that management considers a one off a serious problem?
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Re: Medication

Postby Boomerang » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:34 pm

When I worked there it was made very clear to us that drinking in the Hab or coming back extremely enebriated was a huge transgression. Not saying drinking doesn't happen among counselors but most know their limits and either stop or go somewhere else for the night atleast in my experience.
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Re: Medication

Postby majtom7 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:05 am

Understandable for employees who are working with kids yet an interesting attitude for adult customers considering that they run a biergarten....
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Re: Medication

Postby Boomerang » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:54 pm

I think you have to consider that the main attendees of the camp are still children. So yes the Beir Garten has become a regular event each week it should stay at that event and drunk adults coming back on campus whether from that or from a local bar may still be seen by children. Or by parents who are attending the Family camps which might make them question sending kids back to the camp.
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