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  1. Feeling down
    Even with the felony, it is not necessarily hopeless. I interviewed with a nurse who was hired as a manager with a religious charity's drug treatment center. She had drug felony convictions and has...
    3:32 pm
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Firstlab
    This topic reminds me of another nurse recovery site that I moderate. We once had someone pretending to be a monitored nurse who posted about how great one of these companies was. They were a shill...
    3:02 pm
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Who will hire someone like me?
    I have been reading here extensively for over 8 years and have read of many cases on my state's website concerning adverse action on nurses' licenses. I have never seen a case of permanent...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Who will hire someone like me?
    My state has a Licensee Assistance Program that you can call anonymously to ask about licensee support groups that include nurses and other healthcare practitioners in recovery. These groups are...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Who will hire someone like me?
    Sorry I don't have time to post in more detail, but I will tell you that I have been coming to this recovery forum since 2006 and it is CHOCK FULL of stories of perseverance. Just page back and read...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Positive drug test letter from BON
    My experience has been that if an employer wants you out, they will find a way. It isn't hard for them to make it look like you have screwed up. This may vary by state. My state is a "right to...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Prescription pain meds and working
    I have read many, many accounts over the years regarding this subject. Overall, I frankly can't remember anyone being allowed to take controlled substances while delivering patient care, even if...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. So Proud
    I am thrilled for you, Tigerboy1 ! :anpom: I hope you keep us informed on how it's going. There is a really good, supportive bunch here who have the scars to show we have earned our wisdom. ...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. lpn
    lpn
    You said exactly what I was thinking, Twoyearnurse!!! :yes: Man, that post about "addicts always..." was like a slap in the face to me and I have been clean for almost 10 years! I took...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Cross Addiction
    Good topic. I personally did not touch a drop of alcohol either in my food or anything I drank for 6 plus years of monitoring. My drug of choice was oxycodone and I have never especially liked...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. Help self reported to pap in wi and don't want to sign contract
    That pretty much sums it up for my state also. I have seen several drop out due to relapse, (one died, sad to say) but not due to money issues (that I know of). I did persevere but am still...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Can you test while on vaca?
    I went on a business trip to a neighboring state and my number came up while I was there. I had to drive all the way across Kansas City to my designated testing location. I am sure the people I...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Alcohol screening?
    If you don't "want" to drink or cheat the system, why even ask if "social" drinking will be okay? You are welcome for the hospitality, although your thank you seems sarcastic to me. I think other...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Alcohol screening?
    I was tested for over 5 years for all mood altering substances (except nicotine was okay, which I have never used). Anyway, I have never been interested in alcohol but was subjected to the...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Nurses who smoke Marijuana?
    No, a misdemeanor is still a lesser criminal offense than a felony. If the penalty is civil, it wouldn't even be a misdemeanor. Catmom :paw:
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Recovery Trek urine testing in Texas
    Hi Kissbug26- Wenman81 got a job in LTC. :yes: You can click on his (I think it's a he?) profile and look at all his posts since Sept 2013. :) Catmom :paw:
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. escaping hprp
    Dear brayrn- I hope you prevail against the abuses of hprp. Unfortunately, there are abusive uses of power in many states. For myself, I had a legitimate addiction issue that I have successfully...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. When to inform
    I have never heard of anyone fighting it and winning but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Sorry that I don't have better news for you. :( Catmom :paw:
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. TPAPN random drug screening
    I was tested for over 5 years. For about the last two or so, they started doing "directly observed" collections. I was shocked the first time it happened because I had never had any issues or...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Gratitude corner
    Hi CSetzler- I hope this doesn't sound like I am trying to be mean or the "grammar police" but if you could break your post up into several paragraphs, each one addressing a particular point, it...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Getting investigated for "diversion"
    There is a public defender that is pro bono to the accused for criminal matters, but there is no official pro bono program for administrative legal matters that I have ever heard of. That being...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. TPAPN/Etg
    My license is off probation now and I will tell you my experience. I used alcohol hand sanitizer daily (on my hands only, lol) and was almost always tested for ETG in 5 plus years of monitoring...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. I got a job offer!!!
    I am tickled pink for you!!! :cool: Let us know how it goes, okay? Catmom :paw:
    May 29
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Hiring Decisions- PA
    This kind of discrimination would be very hard to prove. Whoever is doing the hiring can always claim they turned the disabled person down for some other reason. Employers hold all the cards in...
    May 29
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Wish me luck
    Thanks for letting us know. Good luck! Catmom :paw:
    May 21
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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