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  • 46

    Quote from XNavyCorpsman
    This may sound a little harsh, but you are NOT nursing material. You took a controlled substance without a prescription. And to top this off, your mother gave it to you.
    More than "a little." The OP made a mistake; let's not get carried away. Families share medication all the time, and most people don't realize that taking a controlled med prescribed for another family member, and shared voluntarily by that family member, is illegal. The OP's mom was trying to be helpful. I haven't heard anything yet that suggests to me that the OP is "NOT nursing material."

  • 43

    Quote from Ndy-RN
    LNo one will penalize you for taking Lorazepam!
    I assume you are not located in the United States due to the phraseology and syntax utilized in your post.

    Many entities here in the States would definitely penalize someone for using lorazepam if the person didn't possess a valid prescription. The black market for benzodiazepines is red hot in this neck of the woods, and many people purchase these pills illegally.

  • 40

    Quote from Ndy-RN
    Lorazepam (Advan) is an anti-anxiety medication and could also be used to treat seizures. Many people (mire than you know) do take that...in some cases including nurses. No one will penalize you for taking Lorazepam! It is not their business to go into your confidential medical history to see if you have a prescription or not. You are worried for nothing! Stay Calm and get ready to start tour BScN program. [emoji4]
    Oh my. Best not to offer any more advice. You are dead wrong.

  • 38

    Quote from Ndy-RN
    Lorazepam (Advan) is an anti-anxiety medication and could also be used to treat seizures. Many people (mire than you know) do take that...in some cases including nurses. No one will penalize you for taking Lorazepam! It is not their business to go into your confidential medical history to see if you have a prescription or not. You are worried for nothing! Stay Calm and get ready to start tour BScN program. [emoji4]
    This is poor advice. Ativan is a schedule IV controlled substance. There is a reason a prescription is required and it's not available OTC.

  • 22

    Quote from oopsmybad
    frick. I'm not an addict or anything like that. I only took one pill before the drug test. My background check will show that I only had a speeding ticket.
    I'm sure you're not an addict, and no one accused you of being one, but my opinion does not matter. It is the decision of your prospective school's administrative staff that matters. If you cannot produce a valid prescription, you may or may not be starting classes this upcoming summer.

    The reality is that prescription benzos (lorazepam, clonazepam, diazepam, alprazolam) are often obtained in an illicit manner, which doesn't help matters very much. Obtaining a lorazepam from one's family member probably happens with regularity across the country, but it isn't legal.

  • 22

    Quote from XNavyCorpsman
    This may sound a little harsh, but you are NOT nursing material. You took a controlled substance without a prescription. And to top this off, your mother gave it to you.
    Oh god.... Who is this, the nursing police?


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