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Maybe for every person who resents the intrusion, there is another whose life is saved.

Unfortunately from what I have read, there is no real way to tell the difference.

I was surprised recently to learn that the RN director at one of the programs where I work was taking huge quantities out of the cabinet.

I never would have known.

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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13 hours ago, Oldmahubbard said:

Maybe for every person who resents the intrusion, there is another whose life is saved.

Unfortunately from what I have read, there is no real way to tell the difference.

Shockingly, I do agree, sort of. There are aspects of monitoring programs that are legit. Some folks with SUDs do benefit from the required accountability. Some folks with mental health issues do benefit from monitoring. For myself, I never denied that I needed some type of help when my life spiraled out of control. That was why I self reported to begin with. I was asking for help. I needed behavioral health treatment and medication management, not to be treated like garbage, forced into a sleazy drug rehab and had my life savings jerked from me while ruining my career. My career though has risen from the ashes of what IPN did to me, thanks to my own sheer stubbornness and having been given a chance from an employer that sees that program for what it is...mostly corrupt, money sucking fraud that does more harm than good for the majority of its victims. I also prevailed, I believe  because I was fortunate enough to have the financial resources for the extortion, the non stop useless drug testing (PeTH testing added mid contract for absolutely no reason?) and to be able to keep an attorney on speed dial. Many, both with actual SUD or mental health issues and without (one time dumb decision, anyone?) are drummed out of their career and livelihood for no other reason than not being able to afford the $$$.

In my opinion, they need to stop with the overpriced, forced ‘evaluations’ that are nothing more than unadulterated extortion. Take the money out of the equation and allow people to seek help from legitimate, independent providers (that take insurance, are close to home and do not have connections to the programs) and it will be amazing how much less resentment there is. That alone will eliminate the blatant cash grabbing aspect. That aspect tends to cloud any real positive efforts that may or may not be buried in there.

.......and stepping down off my soapbox, congrats on finishing. Mine too was very anticlimactic. I made enough noise in calling out some of the more obvious BS in my program (the lies and such) that I firmly believe they were as glad to see me go as I was to be gone. However, even though I am out of their clutches, I will continue to call out that BS when and where I can. 

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KatmamaRN has 18 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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Congrats!  I can’t wait to taste that freedom. I’m down to 10 days and haven’t tested since August.  Now I’m freaked out that I would have to wait past my “date” for any results if they decide to test?  I’ve been a model prisoner for five years...hoping I’ll be done.

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nurselori22 has 1 years experience.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! that’s incredible news and well deserved no doubt. Also thanks for posting this, for those of us who are still under contract it gives us hope. Again CONGRATS!!!🎉🎊🎈 

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Yaaaa! I have one year down. Got my ability to handle narcs back and should be able to be in charge soon. I would like an everything bagel myself lol. 

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Yeah! One more free. I departed monitoring July 19. It was anticlamatic. Boy, it amazing how much more space is my head now that's it not filled with TPAPN worries

 

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I totally agree with toots.  Every time somebody is freed from this hades it offers hope and I am so grateful for it.  I can’t help envision being free myself and it gives me hope that one day I will be.  Thank you all

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KyBeagle has 27 years experience as a ASN and specializes in ED RN and Case Manager.

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On 11/12/2019 at 5:03 AM, KJE said:

amazing how much more space is my head now that's it not filled with TPAPN worries

How true! Even when settling into a routine between the 1 year to 5 year mark, my head was still filled with worries/anxieties with all the KARE program stipulations (“checking-in” with Affinity 2-3 times/day to ensure that I hadn’t forgotten;  higher stress levels in the timeframe between giving a urine specimen & waiting for the result, out of fear of an unintentional etg, etc.). 

It was an amazing feeling to have ALL that stress suddenly gone in one day! It probably freed up about 80% of the space in my head!😂 

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