Significant Others May Help To Reduce Substance Abuse Among Anesthesiologists.

MedPage Today (10/17, Fiore) reports that “enlisting anesthesiologists’ significant others to keep a watchful eye may help reduce substance abuse among their partners, researchers” said during an oral session at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. MedPage Today notes that “about 85% of significant others — most of whom had been through a training program — felt they could identify signs of drug abuse among their anesthesiologist partners, according to Shahla Escobar, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues.” Escobar remarked, “helping them recognize the signs of substance abuse may have a salutary effect on the overall well-being of residents.”

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— “If Docs Abuse Drugs, Spouses Can Help Spot It, “Kristina Fiore, Medpage Today, October 16, 2012.

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