Drug-Impaired Professionals

Drug-Impaired Professionals

By: Robert H. Coombs (author)Paperback

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Professionals trusted with our well-being are the last people we suspect of drug addiction. Drawing on personal interviews with 120 addicted doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, attorneys, and airline pilots, this book aims to give a picture of drug abuse among "pedestal professionals". The author discusses addiction as an occupational hazard for those with the easiest access to drugs, the greatest sense of immunity to their perils, and the most extensive means and reasons for hiding their addiction.

About Author

Robert Holman Coombs is Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Contents

Preface Chemical Dependency: An Occupational Hazard The Secret Sickness Addiction's Defining Nature Emotional Health versus Impairment Developmental Dynamics Vulnerabilities Developmental Stages Breaking Free Recovery Tools Self-Help Recovery Formal Recovery Programs Epilogue Self-Assessment Tests Resources Notes References Acknowledgments Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780674001749
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780674001749
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0674001745

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