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Substance Abuse in Nursing: What Are the Signs and What To Do About It?

Do you suspect that a co-worker is abusing drugs or alcohol and impaired while at work? What are the signs? What should you do about it?

Drug Addiction Among Nurses: Don’t Fall in the Trap of Substance Abuse

1 in 10 of nurses may be impaired due to the abuse of drugs or alcohol.

8 Substance Abuse Nursing Care Plans

Substance abuse, or also known as drug abuse, is a disorder of continuum of phases incorporating a cluster of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms that include loss of control over use of the substance and a continued use of the substance despite adverse consequences.