Medical Professionals Abusing Drugs - page 3

Lately I have witnessed some very scary things from people I know. 1. I was invited to a party or get together with some people that work at a very well known hospital where I am doing clinicals.... Read More

  1. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from GiantHeart21
    I agree with the last poster if I had known what was going to go on I would not have been there and they didn't bring out the drugs for a while after we got there and had a couple drinks. I would have never never ever guessed that I would have been in that situation that night at a get together of medical professionals. I will be much more careful from now on.
    :icon_hug: Good for you.
  2. by   JentheRN05
    But you said they were high and drunk when you got there
    "When I get to this party they are all high and or drunk. They had exstacy, coke, nitris oxide (whippets), hard alcohol and crystal meth."

    If it is true, yes, please be safer and think of your future before going to anymore parties.

    I am sorry for being cynical. The thing is it's just way too much information, and way way out of my scope of belief of how professional behave. I am sorry if I am going at this with a cynical attitude, but ....well I just guess my first thought was "yeah right' because this just isn't seen where I am.

    Way back in highschool (almost 20 years ago for me) I did my share of illegal things. I use those experiences to talk to my children about doing drugs.

    I am honestly sorry to the OP if this is true. Just take care of yourself and do the right thing. Would you want people in that condition taking care of your family? I doubt it, so get them out of that position (where they have the ability to hurt someone) before they kill someone - because who knows it very well could be one of your family members lying underneath the stoned nurse taking care of them.
  3. by   GiantHeart21
    I found out later that that's what was going on at first I was thinkin that they had a few drinks.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    if there are reported stories of anywhere from 10-30% of nurses being addicted to drugs, then why is this particular story so hard to believe?
    substance use/abuse, alcoholism is a very real problem in this country; with professionals being a large part of this population.
    nothing surprises me anymore.

    leslie
  5. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from JentheRN05
    But you said they were high and drunk when you got there
    "When I get to this party they are all high and or drunk. They had exstacy, coke, nitris oxide (whippets), hard alcohol and crystal meth."

    If it is true, yes, please be safer and think of your future before going to anymore parties.

    I am sorry for being cynical. The thing is it's just way too much information, and way way out of my scope of belief of how professional behave. I am sorry if I am going at this with a cynical attitude, but ....well I just guess my first thought was "yeah right' because this just isn't seen where I am.

    Way back in highschool (almost 20 years ago for me) I did my share of illegal things. I use those experiences to talk to my children about doing drugs.

    I am honestly sorry to the OP if this is true. Just take care of yourself and do the right thing. Would you want people in that condition taking care of your family? I doubt it, so get them out of that position (where they have the ability to hurt someone) before they kill someone - because who knows it very well could be one of your family members lying underneath the stoned nurse taking care of them.
    Mmm hmm. Now the story started to change a little.

    As far as not being able to leave because someone else drove, there's always a taxi, call a friend/relative to come get you, or if all else fails, take the "shoe-leather express."

    And I am still wondering about the huge HIPAA violation in publicly describing in detail someone's mental health issues.
  6. by   firstaiddave907
    I would of left the seccond i saw illegal drugs. thats scary helth care workers doing those kinds of drugs when they see pacients like that when the pacients overdose.
  7. by   clee1
    1) Nothing should surprise ANY nurse; including unprofessional (or illegal) activities of our colleagues and co-workers.

    2) Drug abuse is rampant in our society. In my (much) younger days, I partied with docs, lawyers, ministers, COPS, and even a state court judge once. NO segment of our society is immune to the temptations of illegal drugs - NONE.

    3) Always protect yourself first - don't allow someone else's extracurricular activities jeopardize your future.

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