As one who has been "tossed aside" many times, even after being clean and sober for almost 6 years and being monitored without incident for over four, I am very moved by the questions being asked by curious_boss.
How I wish the many hiring managers who looked down their noses at me because of my past had taken the time to really find out what we monitored nurses go through to retain our licenses.
Of course, some of those hiring managers were so negative, that they wouldn't even have trusted the contributors to this forum for an honest answer. This is because many who post here have gotten in similar trouble. To these managers, we must all be liars, cheats, and thieves, not to mention untrustworthy dopefiends.
I must confess that I am sitting here sobbing now. I have been out of work for some time and couldn't pay my rent for the first time ever this month. On the bright side, I have an amazing THREE job interviews
this week and am PRAYING that one (or more) of them results in a job offer.
Thank you for letting me share.
P.S. I also can't imagine how having physician and patient information could be used to get drugs.