Recovered alcoholic & new nurse - page 2

by joeliejean 3,064 Views | 11 Comments

So, I have recently obtained my LPN and on the job hunt. I have been having a hard time finding a job. And I'm pretty sure I know part of the reason. I am a recovered alcoholic and as you can imagine when I was in my drinking... Read More

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    I know this is a pretty old thread, but wanted to throw in my two cents. I have been a recovering alcoholic for over 23 years & was recently faced with the reality of how "cunning, baffling, & powerful" the disease is. A few weeks ago, I was faced with a situation that completely overwhelmed me emotionally. After crying for about a half hour, I found myself getting into my car to go to the liquor store. I have not had an urge to drink in more than 2 decades & this sneaked up on me out of nowhere. When I realized what I was doing, I went back in the house, called my sponsor, & met her at meeting that evening. I'm sharing this just to make the point that no matter how long you have been sober, you will never be recovered. It is a lifelong fight for sanity.
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    any news in the job hunt, OP? I am going to be facing a similar scenario and I need some hope. I have a BSN and nursing license, but I am a new grad and I am in HPMP. I have not had an issue with being a no show, but I think I still have this double whammy to deal with.