This is a touchy subject for Nurses I am sure. I have a friend who is a nurse. She has worked for 15 yrs. in all areas. I just found out Friday Jan 14, she has not been wasting morphine and other drugs from her clients and has been shooting them up. She claims she has stopped and turned in her notice at the current hospital she works at to get herself away so she can straighten herself out. I told her she needs to seek medical attention for help. She is embarrassed and afraid. I am so sad for her and a little mad also. I have always looked up to her as my inspiration to start school and work as a nurse myself. My question is, Do any of you know someone who became an addict while working a nurse? What happened to them?