I have always been interested in addictions nursing. Psych and community clinicals were my favorite in nursing school
. I even had professors comment and say they could tell this was my "area."
But that being said, over the past few years I have dealt with a lot of addiction problems first hand in my extended family and with my friends. To the point where it started affected me too (emotionally anyways). So I decided maybe for transference sake that maybe I shouldn't do this for a living!
When I graduated I took a med-surge job even though I didn't like med-surge in school. Well guess what, I still don't like it. It is just not where I am supposed to be or what I am supposed to do.
Lately I have been looking for other jobs and I'm still really interested in addictions nursing and we have a lot of places around here that need nurses in that area. I applied for a job but I'm wondering if it was a mistake. Can anyone else relate to this...working in addictions nursing while also dealing with it on a personal level? Is it possible? Is it unhealthy?