Everything that works to make you a really great doctor also works to make you a really bad addict,” said Dr.Timothy Huckaby, medical director of he Orlando Recovery Center.
The consent order remains on a doctor's record for an average of five years, said Dr.
“The PHPs provide a safe haven for physicians with substance abuse and other problems,” said study co-author Dr.
Robert Du Pont, a drug treatment expert who in 1973 became the country's first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Grinspoon spent the next two years on probation and out of work.
His medical license was suspended and only reinstated after he completed a 90-day treatment program under the oversight of a state physician health program.