Faculty Members Must Intervene to Help Addicted Colleagues

Many of us have had the sad experience of seeing a colleague become impaired by dependency on alcohol or drugs. I have seen a colleague ruin a fine mind and totter off into early retirement. I know a faculty member at another institution who sips 100-proof coffee while teaching. And I've had a student rush in tears into my office and blurt out: "Something has to be done about Dr. X. He almost fell on the floor and everyone just laughed. Why don't you people do