malamud69 7,658 Views
Joined May 10, '12.
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Coffee...and never sit down.. Keep moving!
My state...first year 1-2x EVERY WEEK for 2 years...then it "supposedly" decreases...Never forget...P...EQUALS...BILLIONS OF DOLLARS...That is all this is about...My favorite is the "random" the day before and after the(any) holiday weekend!
Just my humble opinion...be very careful of the so-called "professionals programs." Too often, there is little difference (other than higher cost and the significantly lower likelihood that your insurance will pay for it) than any other inpatient program. Besides, if you are in need of inpatient treatment, it is YOU that needs the assistance, not your RN. Most peer-type programs will steer you towards these things because someone, somewhere is making serious bank off of people in need of help, who just happen to hold a license of some sort. I have seen a number of programs, that if not for their self-titled "professionals program" would not even be in business. And that my friend is the key word...business. Recovery, sadly, has become a business. There are many qualified nurses that have been run out of the profession simply for lack of money to pay for the treatment for what in non-licensed professions constitutes an illness, but for the licensed ones is a stigma and crime that must be punished.
**steps down off of soapbox and goes to brush teeth to get the bitter taste out of my mouth......**
Truthfully, i am no longer that bitter. i am just sad for the people that are being subjected to the same kind of abuse i was.....like I said, only an opinion....
"Anonymous" hmmmm...seems like this essential idea is being left out...people that actually believe and live by the principles set forth in the 12 step ideals...mumbo jumbo or not...wouldn't even sign a sheet...the entire premise of coercing people to attend "anonymous" pseudo religious propaganda meetings and then expecting those true believers to sign off is a travesty only Kafka would anticipate...good luck in whatever you choose...please keep your individuality intact
Do your time...keep a sense of yourself...and the surrealistic horror will be done before you know it...don't expect any semblance of logic or fairness or anything human...you are a number in a bureaucratic system propagated by outdated modalities ...oh yes...P testing is big money...never lose site of that...you will survive intact...endurance is key...forget all the sugar coated platitudes...this is as real as it gets
In that inappropriate joke of a rehab that i got forced into (manipulation anyone?) some girl said "you've had weight loss surgery, you must be a food addict." Wut!? That's quite the leap of logic.
I reckon it's just an example of the 12 step thing gone awry. As in without knowing ANYTHING about a person, assumptions are made that everyone is addicted to something and that a social activity with a religious bent will fix everything. um...nope.
My opinion, for what it's worth is that people find like company in all sorts of things....church, sports teams, AA...what have you. Even subtracting the prayer aspect, I rather think that forcing me to attend a 12 step function is akin to forcing me to be on a football team. I don't play the game, i don't understand the game and I hate the loud, crowded noisy atmosphere. I'm bored and would rather be doing almost anything else. So extending this logic, a condition for my state issued license is to engage in a useless activity that i don't understand and don't want to.
Sadly...where as an outdated paradigm based on religious mumbo jumbo rules the day and the powers that be are lazy at best to offer anything in the face of irefutable "scientific" evidence, we are in effect stuck to "do time"
Under the guise of "protecting the public" and "helping medical professionals" it's all about
$$$$$$$$$...P testing is a billion dollar industry...everything else is moot.
I like the reasons the OP cited...I'll add...for the scrubs! Yay!
Sounds like you are simply a human being...do your best to not be swayed by slogans and vague definitions of "recovery." Too much of that is passed around under the guise of some unique-life changing mumbo jumbo...if you truly do not want to ingest the "substances" that ruin your existence, then you won't...live your life and do what you must to regain who you must become...the "answer" is not found in any book...12 steps or platitude ridden "support" group...it's always been inside of you...
Perhaps it is a vast field where all of the overpriced medical supplies are grown??? Otherwise why would I ever waste my valuable life energy dwelling on anything so tepid?
must be nice. I end up signing my people off- and I always come back to hell breaking loose. Bleeding, falling, not toileted. I dont trust anyone to watch my people. they just dont do it.And Im still liable for those pt's outcomes. Its too stressfull.Plus even if I found someone I could trust, they are now watching 12 people on an intermediate stepdown floor. Not good.
Well...sadly since corporations now drive healthcare, and if we "must" use the standard customer service bull***...then the "customer" is NOT always right...simply put...in any "retail" scenario, there is...always has been and always will be horrible people...corporate America cares very little for actual customer satisfaction...only profit...ONLY! We simply gave it all away hence we have reaped what we have sewn...welcome to the oligarchy.
All human beings are different...TREND all vitals...
Reality check...modern medical care...24/7/365...perpetual...forever ahead and as far back as you'll ever remember...shift hours are guidelines...accept it...do The work...don't ever submit to management horse****...never work for free...and get that extra money!
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