i am a nurse and have been etoh and drug abusing since from a time i don't know when i was free of the drugs and etoh.....i need recovery and a med detox, but i can't find any facilities that cater to nurses.....i know they use to have them....can anyone help me with any info-----it sure would be appericated....i live in the new york area (upstate), but really any facility for nurses would be wonderful........thank-you
Feb 14, '08
i looked on some of the other boards but i am way out of the loop georgraphically speaking but some of the people there recommended the caron.org site
i know tht there has to be some people in you area that can assist you
look up a NA OR AA in your phone book and try to get some help..don't give up on trying to get some help
keep us in touch on your progress
Feb 15, '08
Get help now, regardless if they cater to nurses or not. Recovery is the same if your a bum on the street, a nurse or the President.
Here's some links from the Intervention Project for Nurses here in Florida. Perhaps they can help. http://www.ipnfl.org/links.html
Feb 15, '08
Try the NYSNA website. I found this link that might help.
Feb 16, '08
If I recall correctly, Hazelden has some sort of 'medical personnel' only program that is in Oregon.
If it wasn't them, I do remember for sure that is someone's very well respected program in OR.
Good luck--and I agree---the most important thing is to get going with any program.
Feb 18, '08
Quote from Tweety
I totally agree with Tweety! In my AA homegroup we have plant workers, homemakers, carpenters, a policeman, a physician, a pharmist, a teacher, and 3 nurses. When we are in a meeting no one in any different than anyone else. If you are a drunk then you belong. One of my biggest hurdles when getting sober was looking at all the ways I was different from everyone else. Call your local AA (they are in the phone book) and find a local meeting. Get a sponsor. Make lots of meetings. Get help and get it now! Good luck to you!
Recovery is the same if your a bum on the street, a nurse or the President
Feb 19, '08
I agree with some of the other posters, just get help! It doesn't matter whether they cater to nurses or not. HOWEVER, if you are willing to go to the NYC area, St. Luke's Roosevelt does have a great inpt and outpt. program including one called "Nurses Helping Nurses". They are very familiar with working with addicted nurses.
Feb 29, '08
I recently started outpt treatment for ETOH dependence in the central NY area. There are supposed to be good Outpt centers in Clinton & Rome NY that also have professional groups - I attend one. As for inpatient, I believe Tully Hill has good program and ones geared towards professionals. Good luck. It's a long, tough road ahead at times.
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