Topics for Discussion

There is an inexhaustible supply of topics that can be discussed here. I will take the daily lead on this but I want suggestions. Topics for future discussion include but are not limited to:

  • Daily observations related to abuse, addiction and recovery.
  • Powerful personal stories of abuse, addiction and recovery.
  • Understanding the process of addiction – cunning, baffling, powerful.
  • Identifying the troubled physician colleague or other healthcare provider.
  • How to help the troubled physician colleague or other healthcare provider.
  • State programs for the troubled physician – some good, some bad, they all differ.
  • The twelve step programs of AA and NA.
  • Outpatient treatment versus inpatient treatment programs.
  • Recovery related issues.
  • Physician burnout.
  • The disruptive physician.
  • Spirituality in recovery.
  • Healing thy self.
  • Cunning, Baffling, Powerful
  • Barriers to treatment and recovery.
  • Liability issues.
  • Malpractice and malpractice insurance issues.
  • Monitoring physicians, DO’s, PA’s, FNP’s, nurses, dentists.
  • Giving back.
  • Gratitude.
  • Need changes in the healthcare system concerning the troubled healthcare worker.
  • When to report a troubled colleague to a state medical board and how.
  • Living a dry or drug free life versus being sober – there is a difference.
  • Attitudes among colleagues and the public concerning a physician in recovery.
  • Humor – things we can laugh about now form addiction through recovery.
  • Restoring balance.