I would love to hear from nurses that work in chemical dependency/addictions treatment centers. I am considering this field . I have been an LPN for 18 years and will graduate RN school in December. Love it? Stressful? Hate it? Any info appreciated.
Aug 28, '06
I'm orienting on an inpatient unit for adult detox. Two major things I've learned: in acute detox, it's all about assessments and meds. The big surprise is how short a stay detox really is...patients are barely swallowing their last doses of their detox meds as out the door they go. Therefore, we can look forward to seeing many of them again. The upside is, the crew I've been working with is phenominal, and I never, ever get bored enough to sit back and watch the clock!
Of course, I'm new here. I'm also old enough to know that the part of nursing I DON'T like is as generic as a bitter pill and not likely to get sweeter any time soon no matter where I practice.
That's my take on it all now. Ask me again in six months when the honeymoon is over.
Last edit by Sistermoon on Aug 28, '06