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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7207.3b (Published 14 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3b-7207

It is estimated that one in 15 doctors, at some time, become addicted to drink and drugs. Facilities in the United Kingdom to help them recover have long been described as inadequate. A centre in Maidenhead specialising in treating healthcare professionals claims to put 89.5% of doctors into recovery. This compares with only 30% for other clinics. Indeed Rory OÑConnor, the founder of this centre, plans to open a second centre in Derbyshire this year as the Maidenhead centre is oversubscribed.

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