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Rehab 101: Recovery Helps Us Go from ‘Know-it-All’ to Teachable

Rehab 101: Recovery Helps Us Go from ‘Know-it-All’ to Teachable “Happiness is always on the other side of being teachable.” – Shannon Alder Contrary to what may be a stereotype, many people who come into treatment seeking recovery from a substance use disorder are highly intelligent, sometimes professionals with multiple college degrees and years of…

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Detoxing and Withdrawal from Opiates – Part Two – Medical Detox and Ongoing Treatment

Detoxing and Withdrawal from Opiates – PART TWO: Medical Detox and Ongoing Treatment   [Note to Reader: This is “Part Two” of a 2-part blog-post—“Part One” can be found in the archives.] Even with the increasing efforts of researchers in the field of addiction and the proliferation of addiction treatment centers around the country, the…

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Statistics & Treatment Options

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Statistics & Treatment Options   Given the unusual, often arduous challenges facing doctors working during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to best cope with stress is necessarily one dimension of life each and every physician must address. While healthy choices are certainly available to help you adapt to today’s more intensified…

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Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License for Entering Treatment?

Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License? Common Misconceptions about Physician Health Programs, PRN, IPN and Substance Use Disorders “Impaired practitioners can easily lose their licenses through suspension due to not being willing to get help. Getting help quickly often prevents catastrophic career consequences. It is not getting help that causes the suspension, it is…

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How to Identify and Help a Health Care Professional with a Substance Use Disorder – PART ONE

How to Identify and Help a Health Care Professional with a Substance Use Disorder – PART ONE [Note to Reader: This post is “Part One” of a 2-part blog-post. “Part Two” will follow shortly after publication of this post.] The nature of addiction has been studied by scientists and researchers for decades. The American Psychiatric…