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…

Rehab 101 – Those Who Accomplish Recovery Practice “Sticking and Staying”

A commonly heard phrase in the rooms of recovery is, “Stick with the ‘winners’!” Early on I recall asking the question, “Well, who are the ‘winners’?” Funnily enough, what I’ve come to find over the 22 years I’ve been drug-free and actively involved in recovery is this:  The word “stick” (as in “Stick with the…

Rehab 101 — If You Could Recover on Your Own, You Already Would Have?

Typically, people who find their way into recovery—whether it be through a treatment center/rehab facility, a 12 Steps program or some combination of both—come in with some measure of humility. That is, having “reached the end of their rope” with their dependency on alcohol and/or drugs, they’ve likely faced a devastating array of problems:  …