If I am Charged with Substance Abuse, be it Alcohol or Drugs, What Can I Do to Help Me Keep My License?
One thing a medical professional can do to make things easier in the substance abuse arena is to join a program with the Committee for Physician Health, (CPH). A program with CPH will have you going to meetings on probably a weekly basis and you agree to random drug testing on a routine basis. Often there will be a contract that will last for 5 years for the meetings and testing. OPMC looks very favorably on professionals who have a problem with addiction when they are in this CPH program. It is felt that you are being tested on a frequent basis and should you go back to your addiction you will quickly be discovered and in this way the public is protected.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York Substance Abuse Attorney.