By Addiction Policy Forum
Physician Health Programs are established in 47 states and the District of Columbia to intervene early to support treatment and recovery when there are concerns about a physician’s substance use. PHPs provide doctors who may have a substance use disorder with a quality of care that is not available to most people struggling with addiction. The key pieces of the intervention are intensive and prolonged residential and outpatient treatment, five-year extended support and monitoring, and engagement of employers, peers and family in support and monitoring to help doctors keep their medical license.
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Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters is located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.