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Healing the healer : the addicted physician
Angres, Daniel H.
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Madison, CT : Psychosocial Press, [1998]

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xx, 231 pages ; 24 cm
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RC564.5.M45 A54 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A psychiatrist, a specialist in drug addiction, and a family therapist team up to describe effective interventions in the treatment of physicians, nurses, and other health-care personnel, and provide an authentic account of a physician's struggle with alcoholism. They consider various work setting, aftercare, relapse and recovery, family issues, comorbidity, legal considerations, and the special problems of women physicians. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

Daniel H. Angres, M.D., is Director of Rush Behavioral Health and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. A Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he is certified in Addictionology by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and has earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry.
G. Douglas Talbott, M.D., an addiction medicine specialist and a national authority on alcoholism and other drug addictions, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Talbott Recovery Campus. He is President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at Mercer University School of Pharmacy, and Chairman of the Georgia Health Professionals Program.
Kathy Bettinardi-Angres, M.S., R.N., is a Family Therapist/Consultant at Rush Behavioral Health, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
1. The Disease of Chemical Dependencyp. 1
2. Chemical Dependency Treatment: The Rush Behavioral Health and Talbott Recovery Campus Programsp. 21
3. Intervention with Physicians and Other Health Care Professionalsp. 55
4. Alcohol and Drug Addicted Health Professionals in the Clinical Settingp. 63
5. Continuing Care and Reentry for Physiciansp. 75
6. Relapse and Recoveryp. 91
7. The Medical Marriage and Recovery from Chemical Dependencyp. 109
8. Special Issues for Women Physiciansp. 139
9. The Family and Codependencyp. 149
10. Dual Diagnosis: Comorbidity of Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric Illnessp. 167
11. Legal Considerations for the Chemically Dependent Physicianp. 187
Referencesp. 203
Appendixp. 213
Author Indexp. 215
Subject Indexp. 219