doctor struggling with being one of the many addicted professionals

The Dangers of Addiction Among Medical Professionals

Addiction can affect everyone. That even applies to medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to supporting people’s health and wellness. Addicted professionals need help just like anyone else struggling with addiction. An awareness of the unique dangers that present for medical professionals can help avoid addiction altogether or at the very least support in…

Study Concludes 3 out of 4 Family Medicine Physicians with Substance Use Disorders Successfully Recover with Help from Physician Health Programs (PHPs)

In 2017, a team of researchers led by Dr. John S. Rose of the University of California, Davis Health System, analyzed the data from a 5-year longitudinal cohort study[1] conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. physician health programs (PHPs) in treating physicians with substance use disorders (aka addiction to alcohol and/or drugs). The purpose…

doctor sitting on floor holding her head needing addiction treatment for doctors

Addiction Treatment for Doctors

Doctors have the highest rate of addiction out of all other professionals. More than 100,000 doctors in the United States struggle with drug abuse or addiction, and the most common drug of choice is a narcotic – oxycodone or fentanyl. Why Doctors Become Addicted to Drugs Being a medical professional is not easy. There’s a…

anxious nurse sitting in hospital hallway with hand on her chin

Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab for Nurses Offers Help for Those at Risk of Losing Their Nursing License

While doing research for the last blog-post I posted here (“Don’t Give Up Hope: What to Do if You Fail a DOT Drug Test”), I became aware of the many similarities between the consequences commercial drivers (i.e., truck drivers, bus drivers, etc.) face if they fail a drug test and the consequences nurses face. What…