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- Feb 2, '09 by Rascal1That's great news,Dave ! And thank you for your post. I'll have seven months on February 6, If God is willing...
- Feb 19, '10 by gmkjI know this is a old thread but I was hoping I could get it started up again. Hi I am in recovery my last day of use was june 2006 it is going on 4 years of sobriety. I had to work as a cashier for 2 years a nurses assistant for ten months and now i am working as a nurse again. I have been completly honest with my DON. I really did not have much of a choice. its a small town and i had lost many jobs due to my use of pain pills. i am now off everything and my life is managable. I never want to go back to that way of life again .always waiting to hear my name get called to the office and know any minute I could loose my job. I rtemeber what it felt like to go home to my family and lie about why i lost another job. now all i saw was pride when i told them i got a nursing job again. I would love to hear some of your positive recoveries,or maybe even told some negative stories to remind me where i dont want to end up.
- Mar 1, '10 by 98 springer softailI too am in recovery as well. I will have 6 mos on 3-9-10. I voluntarily went to treatment. By the grace of god I am so grateful that I went. I was hanging on to life by a thread and had I not went to treatment I would of lost everything. In Mt we have what you call the Nurses Assistance Program. I was not even going to tell them, but one of my employees turned me in while I was in treatment. I never did go to work drunk ever. I was hungover at times. To make a long story short, the board did not put me on probation or anything, other than to comply with the NAP program. Good to see all the nurses in recovery. Love you all.
- Mar 1, '10 by Rascal1Hi to Dez !
Keep up all the great work ! I too was hanging on by a tiny thread watching my life crumble around me.
Get all the information you need about this disease. It's extremely sad that many health care providers,
mental health providers, insurance companies, and boards of nursing have only the amount of knowledge
that could fill a large thimble. It keeps getting better as long as you keep your recovery first above all else !
- Aug 6, '12 by pickles100The only nurse support group in my area is the diversion group. It cost $100 dollars per meeting! Thank goodness Im not mandated to go to support groups. I would like to find out if there are any online support groups like SMART (alternative to 12 steps.)
- Aug 12, '12 by jackstemHave you tried googling smart recovery?
- Aug 16, '12 by pickles100Yes I have tapped into some of the meetings but Im looking for a group of nurses,or other medical people. Thanks