Last edit by ohbet on Apr 16, '03
Jan 4, '02
Ohbet, I think this is too much and you probably think so too, because you are asking the question. In my experience, I have seen people with mild withdrawal symptoms (tremors, anxiety, restlessness) with a history of just 4 glasses of wine a night.
Jan 4, '02
However I think I'll shut my mouth and let her do her thing,as I don't think my opinion would be well received.
Jan 5, '02
ohbet, if you suspect that this person's involvement with alcohol affects her work - intoxication, hangover, withdrawal, anything else - you are professionally obligated to discuss it with your supervisor. Watch this person closely - we had a nurse on our ward with a narcotic addiction, and things were very "unsafe" before anything officially got done. Better to catch the problem while it is still small.
PS I think your friend is in denial about her drinking, and that makes her more likely, not less, to be a danger to patients if the problem gets out of hand.
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