Which Healthcare Professionals Are Most at Risk For Substance Abuse?

Each year one to two percent of people working in the healthcare field develop some form of addiction. According to Dr. Ethan Bryson from Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, substance abuse and impairment of healthcare workers was a problem once largely ignored. Today, he says, people are more willing than ever to speak up and say that impaired professionals are putting everyone around them at risk, most of all their patients.

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