RN taking prescription benzo's for sleep - page 6

Is it legal for a RN to take prescription xanax for help with anxiety and sleep? Will I get in trouble for this?... Read More

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    I think part of the problem is that this is in the "Recovery" forum. So...the assumption got started (erroneously, I think) that the OP was in recovery for some type of addiction.

    Let's keep to the subject at hand about whether a nurse can work while taking Xanax.

    Original poster - can we have some clarification if you are in recovery from an addiction issue? If not, I will be glad to move this to the general nursing forum so your answers will be more on target. Thanks everyone.

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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    Don't dear me, dear.

    I have no idea what an addict tells himself. I know that blanket condemnation of prescription medications can hurt people. I've seen it done in AA, back when the earth was till cooling, and schizophrenics were urged to get off of their psychotropics because they were mind-altering. Well, I certainly hope so!
    Maybe you learned something new today then, because that is exactly what they tell themselves, along with more things.
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    Quote from easttexasnurse31
    Maybe you learned something new today then, because that is exactly what they tell themselves, along with more things.
    Love it...couldn't agree more....that is addictive thought pattern at its best!

    Jack...thanks for your input......agree w/you on the etoh is a drug...PERIOD....

    Why in the world would anyone even flirt with a substance that has the potential for abuse when they are an addict???? Why? I don't get it....again that's for ME and MY recovery. If an addict can "handle" taking Xanax as prescribed, then more power to em....I cannot imagine me doing that...nor can I imagine me going to the bar and having a "few drinks"....

    To the op, I don't think you are in recovery so good luck and I hope you never go down the path allot of us have had to go down!
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    Quote from easttexasnurse31
    Maybe you learned something new today then, because that is exactly what they tell themselves, along with more things.
    No. I heard people unable to separate what we are discussing, which is medication taken as prescribed, with the issue of addiction and assuming that their experience transcends all.
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    No. I heard people unable to separate what we are discussing, which is medication taken as prescribed, with the issue of addiction and assuming that their experience transcends all.
    Oh lord. Nevermind.
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    I think the OP has multiple opinions and ideas to take and sort thru. Thanks everyone for your opinions.


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