Pubdate: Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Source: USA Today (US)
Copyright: 2019 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co. Inc
Author: Trevor Hughes, Stephanie Innes and Jayne O'Donnell


Early one morning in March, Madison McIntosh showed up on his day off
at the Scottsdale, Arizona, driving range and restaurant where he
worked. The 24-year-old sat in his car until the place opened, then
wandered around all day, alternating between gibberish and talk of
suicide as co-workers tried to keep him away from customers.

When he was still there 12 hours later, the manager contacted
McIntosh's father in Las Vegas, who called police and rallied other
family members states away to converge at the young man's side.

They found a shell of the once-star baseball player. For months, he'd
been vaping a potent form of THC, the ingredient in marijuana that
makes people feel high, and staying up all night. He swung wildly
between depression and euphoria.

The family rushed McIntosh to Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, where
staff psychiatrist Divya Jot Singh diagnosed him with cannabis use
disorder and a "psychotic disorder unspecified."
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