Getting ready to self report - page 2

First le me start my saying i am a addict. i know this and cant control my behavior sometimes. I go on benges every two or three weeks that last two days. then i would get myself all cleaned up for... Read More

  1. by   jackstem
    Quote from mona1023
    I would suggest contacting an attorney who has experience with Nursing Boards who can advise you on the best course of action.

    Good Luck.
    What she said!

  2. by   spartan813
    I was given a name to call at the board, she was extremely friendly and helpful. I have sent in a "letter of intent" of sorts, and now I wait for a recommendation. Either the BON will be merciful and tell HPRP to let me back in, or I will hear to the contrary. Here's hoping for HPRP (wow, never thought I'd say that!). Thanks for your help!

    Jack, I wanted to give you a special shout. While contemplating all of this, I was reading some of the posts that pertain to recovery and found many of yours. What an inspiration! You really have persevered, and I can't imagine how difficult it must have been. I have lost my marriage, my house and my profession due to my addiction. I have been clean for 3 years now, but just the thought of what I've left in my wake makes me want to just cover my head and never come out again. But I read your post about how you had such a hard time when you went back to your old institution to speak and saw the old lab where you had to drop and your daughter held your hand. (I'm almost to tears writing this!!) I have a daughter that means the world to me and your story just reminded me of the relationship she and I have. You gave me a lot of strength through that story to move forward with my plans. Thank you, Jack. Don't stop doing what you do!
  3. by   jackstem
    Thanks Spartan...YOU are the reason I do what I do.

    "Step 12 – Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."

    Recovery cannot happen in isolation, it requires healthy relationships...especially with others in recovery.

    One day at a time!