Everything that works to make you a really great doctor also works to make you a really bad addict - Dr. Timothy Huckaby


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Pee in This Cup, Doc: Random Drug Tests Should Be Standard for Physicians

We hold our physicians to high standards because they make life-or-death decisions. Yet when it comes to drug addiction, their behavior can be disturbing. Their overall rates of substance abuse are roughly on par with the rest of the population, at about 10 percent. For prescription drugs, abuse rates for doctors in several specialties are estimated to be even higher—not surprising given their access to addictive medications.

One doctor, who cared for patients while surreptitiously taking large doses of prescription narcotics, wrote in the Contra Costa Times that “I held patients' lives in my hands when I practiced medicine while high on narcotic drugs for 3½ years. I made errors.”…

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