Please consider including this textbook in your programs to increase awareness on the incidence of substance use disorder in healthcare.
The American Nurses Association estimates that six to eight percent of nurses use alcohol or drugs to an extent that is sufficient to impair professional performance. Others estimate that nurses generally misuse drugs and alcohol at nearly the same rate (10 to 15 percent) as the rest of the population.
One way to combat this issue is through education. We need to know what to look for and how to help if we recognize substance use in our peers, or in ourselves.