Kimberly New

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Nurses A Growing Problem

Sep 9, 2014
Barbara Harrington / http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/author/bjharrin/

More than 5 percent of Hoosiers have abused prescription drugs. The data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows it’s a growing problem, particularly among healthcare workers.

The term used to describe the practice is ‘healthcare drug diversion.’ It occurs when hospital workers steal medications from a facility.

Rigo Garcia is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and never thought he would be tempted to abuse prescription drugs.