What Can Doctors Expect From A Physician Health Program?

What Can Doctors Expect From A PHP-Physician Health ProgramAddiction 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…]

The Problem Of Surgeons And Drinking

The Problem Of Surgeons And Drinking-PhysicianHealthProgram.comAs 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…]

Brief Training On Overdose Sufficient For Distribution Of Naloxone, Study Finds

Doctor Training On Overdose - PhysicianHealthProgram.comBrief 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.

Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily halt the drug actions of opioid substances and thereby reduce the risks for severe or fatal outcomes in cases of opioid overdose. However, [Read more…]

With Enhanced Training, Resident Doctors Build Confidence In Treating Substance Abusers

Resident Doctors Training - PhysicianHealthProgram.comIncreased training in substance use disorders enhances the sense of preparedness in resident doctors to properly address the needs of individuals with serious substance problems, according to a study published in September 2014 in the journal Substance Abuse.

Doctors working in emergency rooms and hospitals are often the first [Read more…]

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