MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND ADDICTION
Addiction can crop up among any set of people. No one is safe from the risk of addiction. Even highly trained medical experts still fall prey to the very substances that they sometimes must prescribe.
When we look at significant illnesses like cancer, diabetes, MS, heart conditions, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and so on, our hearts go out to those who struggle with such illnesses. We feel strongly for them and for the struggles they inevitably face.
How Did More than Seventy-Two Thousand Die from Overdoses in 2017? New Numbers and Their Explanation
Did you know that seventy-two thousand Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017? This is a shocking statistic.
Our country is mired in a terrible opioid addiction epidemic, the likes of which our great nation has never seen before. This is a crippling addiction phenomenon, a national public health emergency of the worst kind.
We are approaching a point in our society where drug and alcohol addiction are our primary concerns in the overall health and vitality of the American people.
Medical professionals have a new hurdle to overcome: their own addiction. When the stresses of the job become overwhelming, drug abuse can seem a great way to escape—especially with easy access to a variety of substances.
If you visit the doctor for medical help, chances are you are counting on them to examine you thoroughly, give you an honest diagnosis, and prescribe the medication you need to feel better.