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SHOCKING: UK doctors turning to drugs and alcohol due to tremendous pressure

By BitterSweet, Feb 5, 2013 | Updated: Feb 8, 2013 | | |
  1. BitterSweet
    LONDON Feb 4: ALMOST 1,000 doctors have faced disciplinary hearings for alcohol and drug misuse over the past five years, Daily Express reported.
    General Medical Council data also shows 1,356 doctors have been assessed for alcohol and drug addiction or mental health problems over the same period.

    As many as 544 doctors were found to have drink problems and 598 were diagnosed with mental health issues.

    Experts say this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg because most do not seek help.

    Dr Clare Gerada, of the Royal College of General Practitioners, who runs a help service for sick GPs, said: “The numbers coming to our service are increasing.

    “Many are exhausted and under tremendous pressure. If we don’t care for our workers, they cannot properly care for patients.”

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  1. Rastamon4200
    Its a very unfortunate reality, even here in the states this happens one of my close friends father is a full blown alcoholic, he even tried to deliver a baby while intoxicated its truly a shame
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