Help for doctors with substance addiction

Caduceus, the symbol of two snakes around a winged staff, is often used to represent the practice of medicine, but it is also the name of a peer-based support group for Victorian doctors with substance abuse issues.

Doctors who attended Caduceus sessions and responded to a survey recently published in Australasian Psychiatry overwhelmingly reported that it was an integral and essential part of their recovery.

Dr Kym Jenkins, medical director of the Victorian Doctors’ Health