Health Care Pros Also Suffer Addictions: Hazelden Springbrook – Portland Business Journal, January 15, 2010

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Jack Giesey is an accomplished large-animal veterinarian. Among his patients are the animals at the Clark County Fair, the horses that march in Portland’s annual Rose Parade, and the cows that produce milk for some regional dairies.

But for much of his illustrious career, Giesey was also a chronic abuser of alcohol and pain pills. At one point, he drank as much as a gallon of whiskey a month and took between 12 and 25 Vicodin pills a day.

So on Dec. 1, 1998, Giesey reluctantly entered what is now called Hazelden Springbrook, a substance abuse rehabilitation facility in Newberg that specializes in catering to health care professionsals.

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