Prescription   |  Vol 10 Issue 2  |  June 2015
Kevin Rich, DPh
by Kevin Rich, DPh

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer; kids out of school, swimming pools, gardens, fresh vegetables, and summer vacations. I hope everyone stays safe during this busy time of the year. Always take time for yourself and stay healthy, both mentally and physically. If you are a pharmacist or student pharmacist suffering from chemical dependency or other mental health issue or you know a pharmacist or student pharmacist suffering, please call OPHP immediately, help is readily available. I have included in this issue of "Prescription" an impaired symptom inventory list for your information/reference. 


Identifying the Problem
Impaired Pharmacist Symptom Inventory

Chemical dependency is a cunning, baffling, miserable disease. Denial is a major factor involved stopping those with this disease from seeking help for themselves. So often concerned family members, friends and colleagues, express knowledge that a problem exists, but are unable to identify it. The following Impaired Pharmacist Symptom Inventory may help to identify the problem, and get them the help that is so readily available before it is too late.                 

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Trading Addictions
By Tom House

Your recovery is going so well. You are going to meetings and seeing a therapist regularly, but then life gradually begins to get crazy again. Trading addictions occurs when one is in recovery from one addiction, but while in that recovery process, replaces it with another addiction.  According to Dr. Lance Dodes, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of Breaking Addiction, "addiction is a solution to an emotional need." This is because emotional turmoil has been known to be the core issue of many addictions.                                                         

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Who is Codependent?
Submitted by Enterhealth

Do you know what codependency means? Are you aware of how prevalent a condition it is? Most people are not aware of how many families there are these days that are dysfunctional:

  • Do as I say, not as I do
  • Protect family secrets at all costs
  • Always be strong, good and perfect
  • Don't show how you really feel         

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What do you do if you suspect a colleague or family member has a problem with chemical dependency?  Trust your instincts. Please call the OPHP Help Line. 

800-260-7574 x 5773
All calls are confidential.
Your donations  help OPHP continue to assist pharmacists and student pharmacists with the recovery process.

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28th Annual SWPRN Meeting
September 18-20, 2015
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28th Annual Southwest Pharmacy Recovery Network Meeting

The 28th Annual Southwest Pharmacist Recovery Network (SWPRN) Meeting will be held this year, September 18-20, 2015 at The Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi, Texas.            
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