Doctors and nurses are there for us when we can’t take care of ourselves. They see all kinds of cases and deal with a different kind of stress then most of us will ever know. So it isn’t surprising that sometimes this stress can take a toll on them as well. Because of this, recent studies are finding that even our healthcare professionals are having difficulties with drug abuse. Because of what it can do to their careers they have to be very careful to keep their addiction hidden. They may be threatened with the loss of their job or even their license to practice.
What are some telltale signs that some one at work may be abusing drugs or medications?
- Long breaks
- Odd behavior
- Slurred speech
- Displays of violence
- Uncalled laughter
Obviously not all of these signs are always a symptom of someone using drugs and you must use your judgment. Also what course of action you decide to take against a person should be considered as well.
How Healthcare Workers Are Obtaining Medications
Some of the ways that doctors and nurses have begun to obtain their drugs is by abusing their patient’s medications. Writing more than is needed or skipping a dose every now and then and taking it for themselves.
It’s been said that if a person lacks a strong moral and ethical foundation they will of course be more likely to abuse drugs. So it is surprising that in a field that prides itself on its ethics you would find that this thing does occur.
What if you notice a co-worker or healthcare professional that you feel may be abusing drugs, what should you do?
Tips For Prevention
Some people feel that it’s not their place to step in and intervene when they notice someone with a problem. However is this really the best decision? When you think about the possible consequences of doing nothing it starts to seem more and more obvious that something should be done.
Many office places will offer a discreet way to report strange behavior and at that point it becomes the responsibility of the Human Resources personnel to take it up with the person and make sure that it gets addressed properly. In terms of people in healthcare who need help, you may feel that them losing their job is not something that you want on your conscience but consider for a moment the people they care for. Perhaps as a result of the drug abuse they will have a lapse in judgment or administer incorrect care, the consequences of that would be far worse then the punishment of the user. So while it may be hard to report someone it is a necessary thing to do. After the person admits that they need help they should seek out the best care possible.
Nowadays the top choice in drug rehabilitation is in a facility that offers natural resources to easily wean your body off of the drugs and replace the vitamins and minerals you’re your body lost while using. Natural care of drug addiction is the new and improved way of getting off drugs. Natural detoxification and rehabilitation offers a new and very successful approach to people all over the world. These facilities offer detoxification that eliminates the drugs and alcohol from the fatty tissues of the body. This helps the person lose the cravings and withdrawal symptoms much more quickly then with the ways of the past. Do your research and learn about the advances that this science has taken and it will become very obvious to you as well why so many people are choosing this as their trusted rehabilitation procedure.
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