Drug-Addicted Doctors & Health Care Professionals?

Drug Addicted Doctors - PhysicianHealthProgram.comDoctors and other health care workers are addicted to drugs in the same proportion as the general population, around 10 to 14 percent. However, it is important to note that among medical professionals, it is emergency room workers, anesthesiologists, and psychiatrists who are much more likely to abuse drugs.

Shouldn’t they know better? And what makes members of these three specialties particularly vulnerable? The issue is an important one. Caregivers hooked on drugs could be causing serious harm to the patients entrusted to their care. [Read more…]

Cross Addiction: Reality Or Myth?

Road - Cross Addiction Reality Or Myth - PhysicianHealthProgram.comIt has long been believed that prior addiction predisposes a person to trouble with drugs and alcohol in the future. According to many chemical dependency experts, once the addictive genie has escaped from its bottle, it will do everything in its power to protect and preserve its freedom, even if it has to switch its drug of choice. [Read more…]

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