Still in disbelief...

  1. 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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  3. by   MichelleRN34
    Where are you in NC?
  4. by   subee
    This should be moved over to the Nurses in Recovery section.
  5. by   HunnieBadger
    I thought I posted on the Recovery mistake if I hadn't.
  6. by   HunnieBadger
    Quote from MichelleRN34
    Where are you in NC?
    Fort Bragg/Fayetteville area.
  7. by   MichelleRN34
    this is the nurses recovery board...and I am in Greensboro.
  8. by   HunnieBadger
    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
  9. by   MichelleRN34
    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.
  10. by   HunnieBadger
    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.
  11. by   MichelleRN34
    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.
  12. by   HunnieBadger
    I'm hoping to have my license back by May or June, with stips for the next 3 years of course. Hopefully I'll be blessed with a job as well! Did you hire a lawyer when you went before the board? I'm wondering if I should, many say it's best if you can.
  13. by   MichelleRN34
    i was not able to hire a lawyer...I was with out an income and lost everything i had.
  14. by   HunnieBadger
    I'm thankful that I have my husband, or I'd be in that same situation in a few months! I try to just keep count of the positives. I really wish there was a nurses support group...