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Physicians and nurses are prone to addiction, because they both have knowledge of and access to addictive drugs, and therefore a false sense of security with these drugs. Unfortunately, they forget that addictive drugs are a deadly paradox: the more you know them, the more they fool you; the more you use them, the more they control you; and the more you enjoy them, the more they hurt you. It is wise for physicians and nurses to be proactively on guard against becoming addicted to addictive drugs.