Recovery Related Racket: Physician Health Programs (PHPs) do not represent the interests of doctors or the public but the interests of the drug and alcohol testing, assessment and treatment industry.

Disrupted Physician

There is enormous inertia—a tyranny of the status quo—in private and especially governmental arrangements. Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.-Milton Friedman

images-18“It is easier to believe a lie one has heard a hundred times than a truth one has never heard before.” –Robert S. Lynd


1980s–Your Money or Your Medical License

Ridgeview Institute was a drug and alcohol treatment program for “impaired physicians” in Georgia created by G. Douglas Talbott, a former cardiologist who lost control of his drinking and recovered through the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Up until his death on October 18, 2014 at the age of 90, Talbott owned and directed a number of treatment facilities for impaired…

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