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    "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

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    NoSleepTil'... and catmom1 like this.

    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expect any semblance of logic or fairness or anything human...you are a number in a bureaucratic system propagated by outdated modalities ...oh yes...P testing is big money...never lose site of that...you will survive intact...endurance is key...forget all the sugar coated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

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    Quote from catsmeow1972
    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.
    I feel your irritation...I'd much rather read a good Dr. Seuss book than the bible or any of that 12 step dribble...anyway...it is the game to play to keep a license worked so hard for...Kafka only gets it at this point...someday perhaps the world will be rid of religion and especially the travesty called the 12 steps...until then many more human beings will suffer and even more will choose not to use their own frontal lobes

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    SororAKS and catsmeow1972 like this.

    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"

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    SororAKS and catsmeow1972 like this.

    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.

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    sabrina_914 likes this.

    I like the reasons the OP cited...I'll add...for the scrubs! Yay!

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    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...

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    MikeyT-c-IV likes this.

    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?

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    Quote from martymoose
    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.
    100% absolutely correct...I'd rather...and often do...work straight through...let management figure it out! They are so "concerned" about cost??? Hire the correct amount of staff...moot...over...done...

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    Marisette likes this.

    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.

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    Kitiger likes this.

    All human beings are different...TREND all vitals...

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    RestlessHeart likes this.

    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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    catsmeow1972 and SororAKS like this.

    Be VERY AWARE of the 12step-rehab industrial complex...read: "The Sober Truth" statistics do not lie...unfortunately our system is beyond broken...one look at the amount of money generated by the "pee in a cup" industry under the guise of "public safety" tells the tale. Do what you must to keep your career if that is what you truly desire and try not to be a victim of the propaganda....good luck

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    Nurse Leigh and Rocknurse like this.

    Quote from gigi_bsn_rn
    I would provide care, but I will not participate in any procedure that goes against my beliefs, for instance abortion or sex change surgery.
    Really??? How about cardiac catheterization of 90 yr. old demented patients that are not making the decision...hmmm?

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    GrumpyRN, ktwlpn, and Rocknurse like this.

    Hmmmm...this may be off topic: "In the beginning...man created god(s)" How about a law ridding our human society of all religion? That would quickly end all the wasted life energy spent debating such horse s***. Those of us that would actually like to put our frontal lobes to some good use might then be able to...


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