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…

If You’re an Attorney or Legal Professional Seeking Recovery from a Substance Use Disorder, Treatment Specific to Your Needs is Available

It turns out healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, etc.) are not the only professionals facing unique challenges regarding issues of substance use and finding appropriate sources for recovery from addiction. Lawyers and other legal professionals, too, have been shown to be a high-risk group for substance use disorders. Fortunately, though, treatment programs that focus on those…

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…

A POV About Treatment and Recovery for Those in The Healthcare Industry

Most people would agree: Being a healthcare worker—especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic—isn’t a career for the faint of heart. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals shoulder a lot of responsibility and regularly work in demanding, high-pressure environments. (I can’t imagine a more stressful place to work, these days, than a hospital or medical clinic.)…

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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…

Doctor Stressed about entering treatment

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…

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Rehab-Recovery 101: Walking the Walk, Not Talking the Talk

“Be impeccable with your word.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Whether you’re in a substance abuse treatment center or an impaired professionals program, living with integrity is one of the key behaviors the staff — as well as your family, friends and coworkers — will be grateful to see emerging in you. Many…

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7 Ways Technology Can Help Your Recovery

More people today than ever before are finding meaningful connections with the world through their smart devices and computers. This article shows how computers, smart phones in social media can be used to support recovery. There is an old saying that wherever two recovering people get together, the heartbeat of recovery is there. At BoardPrep,…