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Substance Abuse Among Nurses – Warning Signs and Barriers

MEDICAL XPRESS (11/12) – Research published in Substance Abuse journal has found that 48 percent of the respondents in a study on drug abuse within the nursing profession reported drug or alcohol use at work. The study was conducted to learn more about substance abuse issues in conjunction with mental illness in nurses, specifically about on-the-job use and prevention. The article, Substance Use and Mental Illness Among Nurses: Workplace Warning Signs and Barriers to Seeking Assistance, looks into the statistics of drug use by nurses, and potential solutions to the barriers for outreach. Read more

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