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…]
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.
Increased 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…]