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Health Care Providers Susceptible to Addictions Too


When we discuss the current opioid epidemic in the United States, we often overlook the crisis as it applies to health care providers. Although data are limited, the prevalence of substance abuse disorders or addictions among physicians, nurses, and dentists is very similar to that of the general population. Because of the ease of access to these drugs, there is some uniqueness of preference of substance to abuse among certain groups, such as anesthesiologists, primary care physici more...
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