Do any of you use this website for information?
I've been working as a detox RN for about six months. I frequently utilize this website as a resource to understand my patient population. I've found it useful in combating the inevitable judgement that arises when a patient is nodding off in front of me and claiming anxiety of 10/10. The personal experiences of people "chasing the nod" help me to rationalize the behavior in front of me without judging it.
Because I have never injected drugs, I didn't see the issue in wielding an insulin syringe in front of an IV heroin user. Now I do. I'm more aware of the triggers that might arise from my own actions.
It's a message board, with threads dedicated to specific drugs. I read through it on my slow days or on an occasional night shift. It's been very useful and insightful to the perspective of a person using drugs.
Nov 30, '17
Just took a peek at the site. The journal articles appear to be peer reviewed. So not a bad resource for evidence based practice.