I have enjoyed this site but as of yet I have not read anything about addiction nursing. Although I have been in nursing for 12yrs I have been an addiction nurse for the last 2yrs. I would really like to hear from any of you who work in this part of our field. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I work in a outpatient clinic that has about 60 active clients at this point. But we are still growing. Our other clinic has about 430 active clients. So they do stay busy. If you are like me then you are always learning so let me hear from you. Good luck with all that you do.
I work in a clinic where methadone is dispensed only. Most clients are addicted to opiates. There are some that are addicted to pain pills, vicodin, etc. Clients have access to counselors they see on a regular basis. Also, they are tested monthly for drug use and see the doc for physicals once a year.
Last edit by Bambi on Sep 10, '03