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…

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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…

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

How to Identify and Help a Health Care Professional with a Substance Use Disorder – PART ONE [Note to Reader: This post is “Part One” of a 2-part blog-post. “Part Two” will follow shortly after publication of this post.] The nature of addiction has been studied by scientists and researchers for decades. The American Psychiatric…

Are You a Healthcare Professional Trying to “Hold Your Liquor” (or Other Substances) During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

PART TWO: About Treatment Designed Specifically to Help You Anyone who has experienced their life being “taken over” and dictated by the obsession and compulsion to drink or use drugs knows just how much loss can be involved: the loss of one’s serenity and sanity, self-esteem, self-worth and health, one’s relationship with a spouse, family,…

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Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis? When a substance use disorder and mental health problem are happening at the same time, it is referred to as “dual-disorder” or “dual-diagnosis.” This has described 9.2 million U.S. adults in 2018 with both mental health and substance use disorders. Common examples include alcohol use with clinical depression, stimulant use with…

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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals

Special Approach to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals A private bedroom in an upscale recovery residence sets a relaxing tone. Delicious meals remind residents they are loved. A safe and clean environment reinforces a sense of security. Nurses, physicians, attorneys and other professionals treated for addiction and mental health at BoardPrep Recovery, cherish…

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Choosing Engaging Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment clients that are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment—not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through “clinical over-reach,” insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. Clinical over-reach (too intense for too long) damages the therapeutic bond that addiction professionals…

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Restoration for Professionals

A word on Restoration for Professionals “PAIN IS INEVITABLE, BUT SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL” by John Lesko, JD, CAP Director of Professionals Programs, BoardPrep Recovery, Tampa FL People I know in recovery agree: true recovery— beyond simple abstinence— makes every aspect of life easier to manage, and ultimately, much more enjoyable.  So, as an addiction provider,…