The impaired and affected professional crisis is nearly epidemic. State programs, if they exist at all, have become overburdened. For those responsible for managing these programs, trying to keep up is difficult enough; forget forget about trying to provide a better experience for the impaired profession.
Some reports estimate as many as 1 in 4 healthcare professionals demonstrating addictive behavior. For the legal profession, these numbers are even higher with estimates of 54% of lawyers and 44% of judges according to a 2013 American Bar Association report.
SyMedica Network identified this problem many years and for decades has been working on solutions in many different forms. However, solving this national crisis will require the assistance of many different people as well as organization(s) and resource(s). This is why SyMedica established AAPHP.
Utilizing SyMedica’s years of success in the area of helping impaired professionals and AAPHP as a standardsboard can help jumpstart a national program. By encouraging more organizations to begin using the SyMedica programs and tools, working together improving the resources to achieve better outcomes, and providing feedback, the AAPHP vision of significantly reducing the recidivism rate of impaired professionals across the United States can be realized!
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