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Chemical Dependancy

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by thegreenmile thegreenmile (Member) Member

thegreenmile has 22 years experience and specializes in Mental Health/School Nursing/Corrections.

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was quite suprised there was no chemical dependancy forum. any cd rn's here?

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thegreenmile has 22 years experience and specializes in Mental Health/School Nursing/Corrections.

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clarification: Any RN's here that work in CD?

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subee has 45 years experience as a MSN, CRNA.

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was quite suprised there was no chemical dependancy forum. any cd rn's here?

if you mean a site for nurses in recovery, nurses-forum.com has an area. a few years ago, i asked allnurses to start a forum for nurses in recovery but they declined the idea. if you mean nurses who work in chemical dependency - yeah, we need that too.

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I don't work in that area anymore but I used to. We call that area Alcohol and Drugs, not chemical dependency. I was a caseworker/counselor at Methadone Treatment Services with a client load of 60 IV drug addicts. Interesting work but very stressful and difficult at times.

I left after I failed to detect one of my clients was suicidal. He gassed himself in his mother's car and it wasn't until I went to the funeral that I realized he was a neighbor when I was growing up and his sister and I had been friends.

I came to the realization I had become hard and uncaring for not picking up his state of mind so I left that area altogether.

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was quite suprised there was no chemical dependancy forum. any cd rn's here?

over here.

clean and sober for years now ....

but it wasn't always that way.

i hope your state has a nurse diversion program.

i completed a program and sing it's praises.

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RN007 has 5 years experience.

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Isn't it part of the psych nursing forum?

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