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  1. Sounds like the OP is certainly concerned about her medication and she has every right to be if she feels she has a problem....
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. I've suffered from garden variety depression for most of my adult life. It manifests as lethargy, sluggishness and mental...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. There are many other options for ADHD meds out there. Adderall is just one of them. Just my OPINION it does sound like the...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Wondergirl22, Hi, I came across your post and feel for you completely. Your story reads exactly like mine and feel it is...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. QUOTE I also disagree that nurses who take medications - including Adderall - are not "clear headed" - medications like...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Just because you are prescribed medication by a doctor does not mean you can not become chemically dependent or physically...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Perhaps you could contact your EAP program at work for help and could you take FMLA leave for treatment.
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. The problem with Adderal is that it is an amphetamine (two to be precise, dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) and EASILY...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. FYI-the Naloxone in Suboxone is not absorbed into the system. It is simply in the combination drug to keep people for...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Congrats for getting off of everything...and it does and will get better every day--according to the research on addiction...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. I was allowed to use Suboxone while in Michigan's HPRP. I don't recommend it. At the time I thought they were doing me a...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. I know for a fact that the Florida Board and likewise, the Fl IPN does NOT allow the use of Suboxone or any derivative of...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Some people get fired because they tested positive in a drug test. Your friends that still work as nurses despite using...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Today I sit in my living room that is cluttered with boxes. All but the basic essentials are packed. Tomorrow I will walk...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Just wanted to add a clarification I didn't make in the above post. I do believe addiction is a mental disease. I believe...
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    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  16. Those of you who know me, know I just don't discuss my history of Opioid Addiction. Very few of my friends on here only...
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    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  17. There's SMART, which is more cognitively-based than spiritually-based. Self Help Substance Abuse &amp Addiction Recovery |...
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    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  18. Your argument is on point and a reality that nurses, especially those who practice in low-income, drug infested...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. There is the old line that when men make plans the gods laugh. Your note gave me a chuckle, too. I did critical care for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. If we never changed anything in the Constitution I'd still only be three-fifths of a person.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. You are correct in that the Constitution is not an authority on human rights. The Constitution was designed to protect...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Let's use those critical thinking skills, shall we? If you want to independently verify this person's statements: 1. ...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Well said!!!!!! And I couldn't agree with you more
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Totally 100% against anything that taxes, or threatens Americans with jail if they don't wish to spend their hard-earned...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. It is the Affordable Care Act, and in my opinion it doesn't go nearly far enough. I support it only because it is better...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. After over two years on nights I am switching to dayshift. I love nights and my co-workers, but I hate everything else...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  27. On day shift, your job is harder but your life is easier. On night shift, your job is easier but your life is harder.
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  28. I work 10p-8a sun - tues. and 6a - 6p thurs - sat. In home health. I a lot of times feel like a zombie. I am an LPN and...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  29. as far as IV push goes, my school did the same thing. We practiced with the dummy's and their IV's, we did it with Saline...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  30. Bu tthere are no penaions plans any more....and if you become ill with an unexpected illness you are just out of luck. You...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. You and I work in some very different EDs... ;)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I know several nurses who have taken advantage of that situation by collecting the wasted meds and having a party. Always...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  33. I am very happy being a nurse. I have a masters, work outpatient,prescribe meds, do 30 minute med checks where I get to do...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  34. Good God, if this was the case half of us wouldn't be employed! Not to mention for some of them, their job CAUSED the...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  35. I recently left my 24 hour/week every 3rd weekend med/surg/telemetry position for a school nurse job - 8am to 3pm, 5 days a...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  36. I'm with you (God is good. :up:) I now work Mon-Fri at a surgery center, 30 hours a week. I don't miss 12 hour shifts. I am...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  37. If that is the only one you have taken, you should be fine. While some benzos have a very long half-life, none are THAT...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  38. ďAs a representative of the Admission Committee, I am happy to inform you that you have been conditionally accepted into the...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  39. HOLA!!! Please accept my sincerest apologies, much too much time has passed since my last update considering how often I...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  40. I have been invited to interview with the LPN admissions board when they meet in mid July. Recently, several of our...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  41. from the EMTs: "nutted up" = decompensated usually with a groan: Cluster B or Axis II
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  42. Most of the time the person cuts straight to chase and says, "it's a borderline." That one little word can convey so much.
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  43. Good for you! No reason to feel like a bad or lazy nurse. This is your decision and yours only. I made the same choice 2yrs...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. "I have been to plenty of Drs offices as a patient myself and been told that the nurses there are RN's so Im unsure why one...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. I'm so sorry that you suffered at the hands of people who chose drinking over caring for you. That's a horrible legacy. ...
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    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  46. In recovery there will always be personal accountability. We keep learning more about the brain and the addicted brain. ...
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    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  47. I know this is a pretty old thread, but wanted to throw in my two cents. I have been a recovering alcoholic for over 23...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  48. Wow...thank you guys so so much. I can't explain how much your stories mean to me. It seems that when I feel so alone, I log...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  49. hi kasey, where are you? do they have a diversion program? 3 years seems pretty harsh for a first offense, don't they...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  50. Hi! You are not alone. There are many nurses that are recovering Myself included. I have been sober for 8 months. You are...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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