Prescription drug abuse, rampant among all demographics, is also affecting the medical community. A recent review indicates that more than one hundred thousand medical professionals—doctors, nurses, technicians, and aides—misuse or are addicted to medications that clearly affect their performance in the workplace.
There’s a saying about a frog in a kettle: If you throw him into boiling water he’ll reflexively jump out. But, if you put him in warm water and let it heat slowly to a boil, he’ll get cooked. The point is that by the time he recognizes danger, it’s too late to extricate himself.