In the Media: Why Substance Abuse Is Growing Among Medical Staff

In the Media: Why Substance Abuse Is Growing Among Medical Staff

To shed some light on this trend, Kent Runyon, the Compliance Officer and Vice President of Community Relations for Novus Medical Detox Center in Florida, shared some of his thoughts on the increasing rate of substance abuse among healthcare workers. Questions answered:
  • Why do you think substance abuse is so prevalent among healthcare workers?
  • What can a healthcare worker do if he or she suspects a coworker of substance abuse?
  • What are some of the signs or potential habits a health professional may exhibit if he or she is addicted to, or is abusing drugs or alcohol?
  • What can healthcare employers do to mitigate this problem in the workplace?
Read more: Very Well Website: Why Substance Abuse Is Growing Among Medical Staff

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