a doctor talks to her patient about why medical professionals are vulnerable to addiction

Why Medical Professionals Are Vulnerable to Addiction

Some occupations have higher rates of addiction than others. Among the most vulnerable are lawyers, food service workers, manual laborers, and medical professionals. It’s strange to think medical professionals, including doctors, surgeons, EMT workers, and nurses, would be more likely to struggle with addiction. Many of them see first-hand the damage addiction can do to…