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I am being ordered by the Texas Board of Nursing to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation after submitting a declaratory order packet. I called (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME: PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES... Read More

  1. by   Johnson103
    Im n Cali... Why do u guys need this evaluation in the first place is it for DUI & setting for boards? If so I may b n same boat
    Last edit by Johnson103 on Jan 26, '14
  2. by   kaydensmom01
    Quote from Johnson103
    Im n Cali... Why do u guys need this evaluation in the first place is it for DUI & setting for boards? If so I may b n same boat
    Drugs/alcohol problems in the past and sitting for the boards. From my experience, a lot of people with DUI's have had to get an evaluation.
  3. by   HunnieBadger
    You don't have a chemical dependency, but you have DUI's...
    You DO have a chemical dependency and its name is alcohol.
    Obviously you had a problem with alcohol at some point and the BON just wants to make sure its not still lurking around.
    Cant really blame them, they are not here for us and they are not our friends!
    Hunnie
  4. by   kaydensmom01
    Quote from HunnieBadger
    You don't have a chemical dependency, but you have DUI's...
    You DO have a chemical dependency and its name is alcohol.
    Obviously you had a problem with alcohol at some point and the BON just wants to make sure its not still lurking around.
    Cant really blame them, they are not here for us and they are not our friends!
    Hunnie
    Who are you talking about? I in no way stated that an individual with a DUI does not POSSIBLY have chemical dependency issues and that a chemical dependency evaluation was unnecessary to determine so.
  5. by   catmom1
    Quote from kaydensmom01
    Who are you talking about? I in no way stated that an individual with a DUI does not POSSIBLY have chemical dependency issues and that a chemical dependency evaluation was unnecessary to determine so.

    I believe Hunny was responding to Johnson103, who, by the way, used a lot "textspeak" which is against the Terms of Service (and a pet peeve of mine, which is why I am mentioning it).

    Catmom
  6. by   HunnieBadger
    I was referring to Philly...states that they don't have a chemical dependency, but a hx of DUIs and ETOH related issues...

    Seems I struck a nerve with someone :/
  7. by   philly497
    Hey... I have ZERO DUIs! I have MIC/MIPs from my senior year of high school (homecoming party bus got searched, a bottle of liquor was found, and everyone on the bus received an MIC) and freshman year of college (one time I was on a beach with a beer in my hand and an officer approached me... second time drinking a beer while camping) I am sure everyone on here had a drink before the age of 21. I just got caught doing it I have never thought of myself as a chemically dependent person though.
  8. by   kaydensmom01
    Quote from HunnieBadger
    I was referring to Philly...states that they don't have a chemical dependency, but a hx of DUIs and ETOH related issues...

    Seems I struck a nerve with someone :/
    Yes you did strike a nerve because my post was right before yours so I thought you were referring to me, your post made it seem as if someone was in denial about alcohol dependency or complaining about the process of getting licensed with a drug/alcohol history- which is not the case as I well aware of the necessity of an evaluation. Sorry for the mixup...
  9. by   sallyrnrrt
    Quote from kaydensmom01
    Who are you talking about? I in no way stated that an individual with a DUI does not POSSIBLY have chemical dependency issues and that a chemical dependency evaluation was unnecessary to determine so.


    i thought she was talking to johnson Hunnie is really a sweet person, and working a great program
    Last edit by sallyrnrrt on Jan 27, '14 : Reason: text
  10. by   Twoyearnurse
    I get what you all are saying. I think an evaluation is an excellent tool to determine if there is an abuse issue or a dependency issue. One is a slippery slope to the next. Chemical dependency can mean a couple things. An emotional reliance on the chemical and/or a physical reliance. Alcohol is frightening because it is so socially accepted and can take years from a person before this issue gets bad enough that it gets caught. I have a CNA friend who is really struggling with that concept now. She recognizes that alcohol is an issue for her, at the same time she isn't physically dependent. Luckily for her she realized that it could only lead her down a much darker and painful path if she continued, a very intelligent and brave decision for her. I'm not saying that opiate addiction for me wasn't painful, but I do feel fortunate that it took me down fast and hard and that the line is crystal clear for me, and that I don't have to go out to dinner and have the temptation of friends my age ordering it off the menu!
  11. by   HunnieBadger
    Thanks Sally I appreciate the love!
  12. by   Callahan, RN
    DUIs don't necessarily mean chemical dependency. Could mean problems with judgement, maturity, lack of foresight, etc. All of that is for a licensed psych professional to sort out. My evaluation in Dallas was $100, lasted an hour and did not include a drug test.
  13. by   Shadowfax15
    Did you pass everything ?

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