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Minnesota- HPSP....Anyone else?

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Hello all. I’ve been reading a ton of old threads and could only find one based on HPSP (only one comment and a couple years old). I’m just wondering if anyone around is also in the MN recovery program ?

even if not, I will update this thread with my own experiences in case it can help anyone else. I was caught diverting July 9th. I self reported before my urine screen came back. I currently have a case manager and my chemical dependency evaluation is tomorrow.

didi768

Specializes in VA, Ortho, Med/Surg. Has 25 years experience.

Sorry to hear this. I am from Minneapolis!! What part of MN are you in?

I’m in Central MN- not in St Cloud but not far.

I had my rule 25 chemical assessment done today. It wasn’t bad. Lots of questions. In the end she said she wouldn’t need to recommend me for inpatient treatment which was a relief (as long as my case manager accepts it).

it was only $103 after insurance which isn’t bad at all.

so now I wait! I’ve been “meeting” with my therapist weekly and I went to my first zoom 12-step meeting. I plan on going to two this week. Most important to just stay sober. Trying to take this all one day at a time.

Still waiting....I received the letter from the assessor with her recommendation: basically outpatient classes 3x a week THANK GOD. I’ve been going to Zoom meetings daily to get a start on my 90/90 in case the case manager adds that. They are really helpful for my sobriety.

Well, I received my contract.

• Outpatient treatment (I have my intake evaluation 9/1. The place I chose allows Zoom out patient which is nice). I have no idea for how long but I’m hoping a couple of months as I need to WORK.

• Two recovery based meetings weekly (12-step or alternative)

• Random drug screens: check in Monday-Saturday to see if my color is called

• Two professional peer meetings a month

• No work until my case manager approves it. When I go get approved no home health, hospice, travel. No narcotic pass for 12 months. Supervised narcotic pass for the next 12 months.

• Length of monitoring: 4 years (ugh)

I’m ready and able to start.

didi768

Specializes in VA, Ortho, Med/Surg. Has 25 years experience.

You are so brave. Esp if you go back to the same employer. I couldn't do it. I'd feel so embarrassed and looked down upon. I'd have left nursing but glad you can do this!! Hope you do well. God bless.

On 8/22/2020 at 12:48 PM, didi768 said:

You are so brave. Esp if you go back to the same employer. I couldn't do it. I'd feel so embarrassed and looked down upon. I'd have left nursing but glad you can do this!! Hope you do well. God bless.

Yeah I don’t think I would go back. I worked at a large hospital and supposedly they kept me eligible to rehire but even if that’s true it’s way too embarrassing.