How Addiction Includes Added Challenges for Professionals

So often in recovery circles we hear someone say, “I’ve had to preserve my self-image at all costs. Because if anyone found out about my problem (with drinking and/or drugs), it would ruin me.” And more often than not, it’s a professional in some field—typically a doctor or nurse or lawyer or business executive—with a…

Are You an Addicted Doctor Trying to Quit on Your Own? Confidential Help and Treatment are Available

According to research published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, most physicians who abuse or become addicted to prescription drugs describe their motivation, not as being pleasure- or recreational thrill-seeking, but rather: To relieve stress To diminish physical pain To cope with emotional challenges or upset To cope with undiagnosed depression Nonetheless, if you are…

Facing the Problem of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in Medical Professionals

  Given medical professionals—surgeons, doctors, nurses, etc.—have dedicated huge amounts of schooling, training time and effort to prepare for their jobs and then go on to dedicate their lives to helping others recover their health and wellness, their very lives in some cases, it may seem paradoxical there would be such high percentages of alcoholism…