Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
My question is weather any of you think this spite and hate driven goal of not letting PNAP win recovery? I don't think it is. Do any of you? Can recovery be imposed on somebody or is it an individual choice.
Be well in monitoring land my friends.
First, congratulations on continuing your education. It is a ton of hard work to do, even without the added stress of monitoring.
Second, to answer your question, NO, recovery cannot be imposed. Especially if one is not an addict/alcoholic. I have read several of your posts and, if I recall correctly, you are being punished for a DUI and not a long history of problem drinking or drug abuse.
I guess nurses are held at a higher standard and I get it, the boards want to "catch a problem before it becomes one", ergo, throwing one into monitoring for ONE DUI. But, I firmly believe the punishment should fit the crime. Maybe in the case of the first DUI, a few months of monitoring/AA/alcohol classes. Ya know, likely the same exact thing the state imposed for your arrest. The board should take into account the success you have with your legal probation.
Sadly, we do not make the rules. We just have to follow them, if we wish to keep our licenses.
I am not saying that every nurse deserves this amount of leniency, I am merely suggesting these programs cast an awful wide net. And maybe, just maybe, someone needs to take a look at them and make sure we are not unfairly "labeling" every single nurse an addict or alcoholic. I hope the future holds a better system for nurses to come.
Just my 2 cents. I am tired, it is Friday, and I need some coffee!
Have a wonderful day, Spanked, and hang in there. We are all pulling for you!