Mental Health & Substance Abuse

The Disrupted Physician

In November 2015, a personal tragedy shattered Dr Ann Phelan-Adams, leading to months of grief, trauma, and a toxic mix of alcohol, antidepressants, and sedatives. With the support of family, friends, and therapists, she slowly recovered, but her medical board accused her of being impaired due to substance abuse and mental illness, threatening her license […]

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On PHP Programs & A Follow-Up On SB 382…

NC Senate Bill 382 (SB 382) had several provisions but perhaps the one which drew the most attention was that which might empower the NC State Board of Dental Examiners (NCBDE) to compel licensees to undergo physical examination and/or testing without a court order. Ostensibly this bill might relate to mental health and substance abuse

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