The Resource Drug-impaired professionals, Robert Holman Coombs

Drug-impaired professionals, Robert Holman Coombs

Label
Drug-impaired professionals
Title
Drug-impaired professionals
Statement of responsibility
Robert Holman Coombs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Professionals trusted with our well-being are the last people we suspect of drug addiction. And yet they are at least as likely as anyone else to abuse alcohol and other drugs - a well-kept secret finally aired and fully examined in this powerful book. Drawing on more than 120 personal interviews with addicted physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, attorneys, and airline pilots and those who treat them, Robert Coombs gives us a startling picture of drug abuse among "pedestal professionals." He discusses addiction as an occupational hazard for those with the easiest access to drugs, the greatest sense of immunity to their perils, and the most extensive means of (and reasons for) hiding their problems. Throughout, the interviewees' eloquent and often harrowing testimony reminds us of the human drama behind the exhaustive research and analysis presented here. Their bittersweet stories bear out Coombs's contention that recovering addicts, free of their magical elixirs, can become more complete people than they were before addiction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coombs, Robert H
Dewey number
362.29/086/22
Index
index present
LC call number
RC564.5.P76
LC item number
C66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 H-793
  • WM 270
NLM item number
C7745d 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Professional employees
  • Professional employees
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Professional Impairment
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Professionnels salariés
  • Polytoxicomanie
  • Helfender Beruf
  • Drogenabhängigkeit
Label
Drug-impaired professionals, Robert Holman Coombs
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Chemical dependency : an occasional hazard -- The secret sickness -- Addiction's defining nature -- Emotional health versus impairment -- Part 2 Developmental dynamics -- Vulnerabilities -- Developmental stages -- Part 3 Breaking free -- Recovery tools -- Self-help recovery -- Formal recovery programs
Extent
1 online resource (x, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043027552
Label
Drug-impaired professionals, Robert Holman Coombs
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Chemical dependency : an occasional hazard -- The secret sickness -- Addiction's defining nature -- Emotional health versus impairment -- Part 2 Developmental dynamics -- Vulnerabilities -- Developmental stages -- Part 3 Breaking free -- Recovery tools -- Self-help recovery -- Formal recovery programs
Extent
1 online resource (x, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043027552

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