DUI reporting and IPN help!!! - page 2

by 10pat

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I need someones help really bad and quick. I work as an RN in Florida in the ER and as of last week was convicted of a DUI Misdemeanor that I receive in August of 11. I have heard numerous things about reporting to the BON... Read More


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    Dear RN_2012,<br>First off, my opinion to your response to 10pat seemed a bit harsh as 1 in 3 people in the us have addictions to alcohol or drugs. &nbsp;Alcohol and drug addiction are diseases just as well as any other kind of progressive debilitating disease. &nbsp;Alcohol and drug addiction happen to anybody including health professionals in the " medical field". &nbsp;Some of our best Drs, nurses, and counselors are recovering alcoholics and/ or drug addicts. &nbsp;(Especially if working in the field of addiction.) &nbsp;Sounds as if you have no knowledge regarding the disease of addiction. &nbsp;Just an observation. &nbsp;
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    I agree with ls66. Addiction is no respecter of occupation, socioeconomic status, personal merit or much of anything else. No one chooses to have this miserable condition any more than we choose to have diabetes, cancer, thyroid problems or psychosis.

    HOWEVER: we do have the choice not to drive while impaired. That is always, always, always within our control, and there is no excuse for for doing so.

    I think the OP realizes this though, and he does not need our judgment. He does need legal help and he needs to come clean with his employer and his SBON. Then, and only then, will he be able to pick up the pieces of his life and start putting them back together again. I wish him well in moving forward.
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    Thank you VivaLasViejas, I most definitely concur. As with any addict, it not our fault that we become addicts, however when we do recover, it is definitely our responsibility to do everything possible to remain free from any mind altering chemical!!
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    Agree with is66. The thing that makes me crazy about ETOH is they sell it legally by the glass all over the place..they know you drove a vehicle to get to the by the glass place and then arrest you for going home. Many years ago I was with a group who was drinking, but certainly not to excess..2 glasses of wine with dinner tops..I had nothing to drink myself ..I was a passenger in the car on the way home..when the driver was pulled over due to a license plate light out,... she was asked if she had been drinking by the officer..she said yes, 2 glasses of wine with dinner and refused to take the breathalyzer. She was arrested for DUI, and everyone to the car was arrested for PI..including me. Yes, I was found not guilty..but the arrest stands to today. It is wrong to sell etoh by the glass so the county can collect the outrageous taxes on it to balance their budgets, then arrest those who legally and responsibly drink it. If they really mean the billboard statement of "Drink, Drive, Go to jail..then why the hell are they selling etoh by the glass in a place everyone drives to??? Close down all the bars and restaurants that sell etoh by the glass if you mean it..and see what happens to the local economy..
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    Quote from backtowork
    Agree with is66. The thing that makes me crazy about ETOH is they sell it legally by the glass all over the place..they know you drove a vehicle to get to the by the glass place and then arrest you for going home. Many years ago I was with a group who was drinking, but certainly not to excess..2 glasses of wine with dinner tops..I had nothing to drink myself ..I was a passenger in the car on the way home..when the driver was pulled over due to a license plate light out,... she was asked if she had been drinking by the officer..she said yes, 2 glasses of wine with dinner and refused to take the breathalyzer. She was arrested for DUI, and everyone to the car was arrested for PI..including me. Yes, I was found not guilty..but the arrest stands to today. It is wrong to sell etoh by the glass so the county can collect the outrageous taxes on it to balance their budgets, then arrest those who legally and responsibly drink it. If they really mean the billboard statement of "Drink, Drive, Go to jail..then why the hell are they selling etoh by the glass in a place everyone drives to??? Close down all the bars and restaurants that sell etoh by the glass if you mean it..and see what happens to the local economy..

    Two glasses of wine is too much - especially for a women - to be driving . I don't think the local economy will be ruined if and when people starting limiting alcohol intake before driving. Sorry you got included in the roundup for your friend's not too smart behavior.
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    I've never seen in the literature that 1 out of 3 people have an addition to drugs or alcohol. And read these stats repeatedly. This is an exaggeration.
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    We all stand humbly corrected, Queen Bee. :bowingpur
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    quote=subee;6108375]i've never seen in the literature that 1 out of 3 people have an addition to drugs or alcohol. and read these stats repeatedly. this is an exaggeration.
    subee,

    i stand corrected about one 1 in 3 people have addictions to alcohol or drugs.

    however, 1 in 3 people in the us ( if not more) are affected by either being an addict or having an addict in the family.

    survey: addiction touches many lives
    many want to eliminate stigma against people in addiction recovery
    by jeanie lerche davis
    webmd health news

    may 14, 2004 -- more than two-thirds of american families have been touched by addiction -- either with alcohol or drugs, a new national survey shows.



    http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/n...hes-many-lives


    all's i'm trying to say that addiction is a disease and it is up to the professionals, including nurses to educate the public so their views will change.
    Last edit by sirI on Feb 10, '12 : Reason: edited for copyright purposes
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    I didnt think that anyone other than CHRIST himself was perfect, people make mistakes in life....
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