Addiction treatment centers for physicians are called physician health programs (PHP), and most are run by states. Almost all states have a PHP, which is a treatment facility that is specifically tailored to the needs of doctors and other health care professionals. They are designed to help physicians struggling with addiction to not only get well, but also get back to work. There are several elements of a PHP that makes it different from a typical addiction rehab. [Read more…]
As much as 15 percent of surgeons have some kind of alcohol abuse problem, which may come as a shock to most people.
Doctors should know better, right? Alcoholism and physicians is a common combination. The rate of alcoholism among surgeons in particular is higher than in the general population, but why? And what are the consequences of having surgeons, whose patients’ lives are in their hands, struggling with alcohol abuse and addiction? [Read more…]