Addicted Doctors with Dr. Peter Grinspoon | The Lex Files | Ep. 23
Dec 20, 2020
The opioid epidemic is rampant, but what happens when the doctors prescribing opioids are the ones who become addicted?
Dr. Peter Grinspoon is a practicing physician in Boston, on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, and teaches medicine at Harvard Medical School. On this episode of the Lex Files, Dr. Grinspoon sheds light on the high stress jobs of medical and healthcare professionals, their easy access to drugs, and what happens if they get caught. Doctors are susceptible to addiction, but there are resources available to help them recover.
In his memoir, “Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction,” Dr. Grinspoon details his own journey through addiction and recovery.