The value of a support group for doctors with substance use disorders

Cheryl Wile and Kym Jenkins
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10631
Published online: 3 September 2012

To the Editor: The Victorian Doctors Health Program (VDHP) was established in 2001. It is the only full-time doctors’ health program in Australia. Based on similar programs in North America and Europe, the VDHP provides a comprehensive, supportive service to medical students and doctors suffering from mental health and/or substance use issues.

  • Cheryl Wile
  • Kym Jenkins

  • Victorian Doctors Health Program, Melbourne, VIC.


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