The one thing that i did not like about the article was that it stated, "contrary to the shabby, shuffling junkie stereotype, the anestesiologists most at risk of addiction are the best in the business. They tend to be young, ambitious, highly talented physicians who graduated at the top of their medical-school classes and are ranked among the most popular and requested at their hospitals." I know that it is talking about anestesiologists, but in actuality, to people reading this article it is talking about the people that provided anesthetics.
This is leads to believe that the people best at providing anesthetics have to be or are junkies. Not to put this person on the spot, but i feel that this person's comments is more realistic to the idea of the ones that are the junkies, "Many who became addicted were the thrill seekers...the base jumpers, mountain climbers, mountain bikers, downhill skiiers....those that like a little living on the edge. But some were quiet and had rather bland lives....".
Again, like stated before, this is just poor reporting. Unfortunately, people will read this article and become scared of the fact that if they want the best treatment chances are they are getting a junkie, and if they get someone that is not the best they may not be getting the best treatment, but atleast they do not have to worry about the provider being doped-up.
That is just my two cents.