Brief educational sessions in the use of naloxone are capable of helping laypeople recognize and appropriately react to most of the telltale signs of an overdose, researchers have found.
What surprises and worries many people is that their doctors, the very people they trust for their well-being, are at a high risk for substance abuse and addiction. The problem is at its worst in anesthesiologists, those physicians responsible for putting patients under for surgery.
Doctors with the highest addiction rate are anesthesiologists, but why? What makes doctors vulnerable to substance abuse and why are anesthesiologists at greatest risk? [Read more…]