Our new Addictions Nursing forum!!

  1. Welcome to the new Addictions Nursing forum.

    Forum for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.
    Please feel free to post anything nursing-related that will assist nurses in providing education and the best clinical management for our patients with addictions.
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    About sirI, MSN, APRN, NP Admin

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    Thank you for adding this!
  4. by   HM2VikingRN
    I am very glad to be helping out here with any questions etc...
  5. by   LilRedRN1973
    Thank you for this forum!! I've been looking for something I can use my personal experience in and this fits the bill. Until I read on here about CARN's, I was contemplating taking classes to obtain my LADC degree. That is still something I would like to pursue, but so is the Certified Addictions Nurse. I am currently working in an outpatient medication clinic for psychiatric patients and we have an overwhelmingly large population (at least 70% of the clients) who are dual diagnosis. I love getting a client in my chair who has been struggling with sobriety and feels completely lost. And I enjoy getting to congratulate the clients who have just taken their 30-day, 90-day, or one year chip. It's a truly fulfilling job that gives back to me as well. I'm reminded everyday to think about my "gratitude list" and be ever so thankful that I was shown the path of recovery. Thank you again for this wonderful forum and I hope it catches on!
  6. by   sirI
    Good luck with your plans, Life_is_good_1973!!!

    I, too, am really considering a certification as a substance abuse counselor. The CARN may be something I will consider later...
  7. by   Omaapecm
    I am also interested in obtaining certification as a license alcohol and drug counselor. Does anyone know if these classes count towards CEU?