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

How to Identify and Help a Health Care Professional with a Substance Use Disorder – PART TWO [Note to Reader: This post is “Part Two” of a 2-part blog-post. “Part One” is stored in the blog archives, and is recommended reading prior to this post.] If you’re a doctor or you’ve been a part of…

women learns about considerations regarding medical detox from opioids

Some Important Considerations Regarding Medical Detoxing from Opioids

Some Important Considerations Regarding Medical Detoxing from Opioids People seeking to break the vicious cycle of addiction to opioids (including prescription medications, such as oxycodone and fentanyl, or morphine, heroin, etc.) may derive great benefit from medical opiate detoxing, as an initial step forward in the recovery process. However, it should be noted detoxing is…

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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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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…