Confidential Physicians Health Programs Are Designed to Help Doctors with Substance Use Disorders

A longitudinal research study of more than 900 physicians struggling with substance use disorders (a.k.a., chemical dependency or addiction) enrolled in 16 confidential, state-run Physicians Health Programs announced an 80 percent success rate — significantly higher than the typical 50 percent success rate of the general population.[1] Given the noteworthy outcomes of these physician-tailored programs,…

The Need for Rehab for Medical Professionals

The Need for Rehab for Medical Professionals

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals may abuse alcohol or drugs for various reasons. Some may need to cope with the pressures of the job. Others may be trying to stay alert during long, demanding shifts. Whatever the reason, there is an increasing demand for drug rehab for medical professionals. While addiction can be isolating,…