Some Considerations for Pharmacists with Substance Use Disorders

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 10-15% of healthcare professionals will misuse drugs or alcohol at some point in their career, which is similar to the rate of the rest of the population.[1] However, there are numerous occupational hazards unique to pharmacists involving risk factors such as: · Easy access…

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Applying the Recovery-Rehab Principle of Flexibility in the Coronavirus Era

Here is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘flexibility’: “characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different or changing requirements. “ Now, given all of the ‘new, different or changing requirements’ thrown at us all (individually and collectively) by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I think the timing is good for us to take a…

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Substance abuse in the workplace presents a major problem for employers, coworkers, workplace safety and family members at home. Of course, these problems also affect the person who abuses the substances. Damages from workplace substance abuse costs the U.S. over $100 billion each year. But what do you do, if someone you care about abuses…