My name is Tazzi and I am an addictRegister Today!
- by TazziRN Jan 30, '08........Last edit by TazziRN on Aug 12, '08
- Jan 31, '08 by ThunderwolfThanks, Tazz, for your story. I have to commend you for your honesty. Sometimes, the worst environments can even bring out the worst in us...and we begin to use whatever substance to help us cope. It doesn't make right or Ok, but it is a very common experience....be it drink, drug, food, overworking, et cetera. Eventually, we do find the inner strength to make changes in our life, positive changes, which changes everything. Your story emphasizes this. I am so proud of your abstinence. Way to go, girl. Very glad you shared what you did. Hope to see you here often on the forum to assist others, sharing your wisdom. Your story is a story of hope for many who may continue to struggle. Thank you.
- Feb 1, '08 by sissiesmamaHey Taz!! I know you are as glad as I am to have something like this at allnurses. There are so many of us addicts, alcoholics, smokers, and on and on with addictions and there is finally a positive place on the net instead of the bashing and negative postings, ect elsewhere on other sites.
You go girl!
- Feb 1, '08 by TweetyCongrats on being clean and sober! Thanks for sharing.
- Feb 1, '08 by sharona97Quote from busyrnandmomAmen to this!Hey Taz!! I know you are as glad as I am to have something like this at allnurses. There are so many of us addicts, alcoholics, smokers, and on and on with addictions and there is finally a positive place on the net instead of the bashing and negative postings, ect elsewhere on other sites.
You go girl!
- Feb 1, '08 by nursemikeOne of the things I find gratifying about the nursing profession, including--gasp--nursing management, is that it isn't atypical for people with substance-abuse problems to be given counselling and a second chance. I know it isn't universal, and I know some people blow that second chance, but we of all people should realize that addiction is a disease and not a moral defect. That the disease often leads to immoral acts is part of its symptomology.
I'm so glad you are in recovery, and glad, too, that you got the chance to continue in a field that needs you. If I were doing my own learning assessment, it would say, "Learns best by: the hard way." I suspect the same is true for a lot of people. But we do learn from experience, even bad experience, and I believe (hope) that makes us stronger, wiser people down the road.
- Feb 3, '08 by ThunderwolfTazziRN's medallion
And on March 28,2008
Hugs to you....Congrats!