What happen is an occasional social drug user starts contemplating becoming an addict from the stress and money. If u do get hired, u will usually not be treated as other nurses but will be treated in such a way u either quit or hope to b fired unless u are extremely lucky. From my experience it seems the nurses who do have a drug problem are pushed back into drugs from the treatment of being enrolled in the program. This is just what I see after reading many stories. I felt something had to b wrong with me since this program was causing such a negative effect in my life. Now I think it’s a way the board can say they tried to help and make themselves look good before pushing u to surrender. I have only failed one drug test in my whole 20 years of nursing. I have passed every test through affinity. I also have lost a job for the very first time. It doesn’t really matter if u are a great or a poor nurse. All that matters is u have the funds they want. U may do a fantastic job at a facility, but the corporate doesn’t usually care and will find a way to get u out and make u look like the bad guy. Also, lawyers seldom want to take your case either way because “you are obviously a drug addict” and should just accept the treatment u receive. If u do not allow others the humiliate and harass u, then u, of course, are either on or want to take whatever drug u failed for. I am amazed that there are this many nurses with horrible stories about treatment and unfairness and nothing has ever been done about it. I always thought nurses were stronger women than this. Is there nothing we can do to help out each other? Are we just supposed to stand aside and watch and hope it doesn’t happen to us?