Still in disbelief...

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    This process is still setting in with me and I'm having a hard time finding support groups that are dedicated to health care providers with addiction/recovery here in North Carolina. Any other Nurses here in NC in the AP program who would like to link up? I think we are missing out on a huge opportunity to not only help and support one another but to network as well...
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    Where are you in NC?
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    This should be moved over to the Nurses in Recovery section.
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    I thought I posted on the Recovery site...my mistake if I hadn't.
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    Quote from MichelleRN34
    Where are you in NC?
    Fort Bragg/Fayetteville area.
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    this is the nurses recovery board...and I am in Greensboro.
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    Greensboro isn't too far from here. Have you found any meetings geared towards healthcare professionals with addiction in the area, I'm having a difficult time with the NA meetings
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    No. My situation is a little different. I was never addicted to any substance nor was i made to attend meetings. I am although submitting to random drug tests for > than a year. I made a mistake at work and did not see a new order for Vicodin. I gave two when the order had been changed to one. I was asked to submit a drug screen and i tested positive for weed. I was never addicited to it or used it very often. The addicitionologist didnt think i needed NA or AA meetings. I lost my license for a full year. I am currently working on a probationary license. The only stip on my license is i have to submit random UA and i have to turn in 4 three month satisfactory evals from my current job. Them my license will be be fully given back.
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    I don't think I have any choice (or the doctor saying so) about AA/NA or not (although I've never had an alcohol problem they state the potential for cross addiction) So long as I make it through this three years and manage to find a job with my stips (lord willing!) I can get my licensure back without a black mark from what I understand. Not to say it's going to be easy or even that it should be, but it's enough to make me want to just sit and cry sometimes.
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    I will end up with a dislipine mark on my liceses when everything is said and done. I should be able to get my license back full and clear with no stips in 9 more months. At that time I will no longer have to submit to random UAs or turn in the probationary evals. I was very lucky to find my current job so quickly on a proatonary license. I was very afraid of what might happen. It is all over whemling at times. When all is said and done i will have been going through it all for about 2.5 years. One year suspended. 19 months submiting random UAs.


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