Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

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Drug Addiction Among Anesthesia Providers

Vakhtang Shoshiashvili*

Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, European University, Tbilisi, Georgia

*Corresponding Author: Vakhtang Shoshiashvili, Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, European University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Received: January 21, 2020; Published: January 29, 2020



  Substance abuse and addiction among anesthesiologists exists during whole history of this profession but is still purely understood. This issue is multifactorial and consists with professional and non-professional aspects. Addictive doctors must be treated in special centers in which the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring is based on careful individual attention. Professional rehabilitation is difficult because risk of relapse is high. Decision about the reentering of anesthesiologists in the workplace should be made on a case-by-case basis.


Keywords: Drug Addiction; Anesthesia Providers



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Citation: Vakhtang Shoshiashvili. “Drug Addiction Among Anesthesia Providers". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.2 (2020): 201-203.


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