Ok.....here goes. We had a coworker who went to administration stating that she had a drug problem. Totally came clean with it and asked for help. She was not diverting form the facility. Using drugs on her way to work. Was high while taking care of pts. Not only did she come clean with the hospital, but, went to the newspaper and had her face plastered on the front page talking about it. Now, my first reaction was shock and disbelief! Then, I thought to myself, "WOW!" That took a lot of courage to do such a thing. Now, everyone is talking about her. She did this, she did that. ( I really can't stand the unit gossip that goes on)Saying horrible things. It just really upsets me that this woman needs support, not judgement. Aren't we, as a profession, suppose to help her get through this hard time? Yes, I can't believe she did it either. But, I do have compassion for her. Did we forget that our own are only human after all? Ok....I'm done now. Just wanted to get that off of my chest.