Infographic: Healthcare Professionals Treatment

This infographic explores the important role played by substance abuse treatment for healthcare professionals in our overall public health system. Citing research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing – this infographic begins with the alarming statistic that 1 in 10 healthcare professionals fall into drug or alcohol abuse at some point in their lives. It further examines this problem by breaking down the specific substances most commonly abused by healthcare professionals in a variety of specialties. The graphic concludes with the heartening statistic that, after receiving substance abuse treatment, 70% of physicians and nurses are able to return to work with active licenses.