thank you for all the comments on this invasive procedure.
acceptance!!! i have accepted and accepted and accepted with grace and charm. it was a big struggle for the first years but now i try to just go with it.
just because we are in recovery does not mean we have to be run over like a piece of road kill, talked to like we are less than human and basically be treated like dirt. we have enough shame and quilt that we live with daily.
i find recovery is about change, changing the whole person, mind, spirit and body. learning to love ourselves, again. treating others and ourselves with
respect and love.
i said this morning, if i can not vent and talk about things in a safe environment with out be ridiculed, then what are the support groups for????
this blog is about the delivery of the new policy of observed drug screens by the north carolina board of nursing not about the doing the observed drugs. i would give them my blood, hair and urine at the same time if they ask me too, and i would do with a sincere smile.
this is about the copy and paste job they (ncbon) did from the dot; part 40- procedure for transportation workplace drug and alcohol testing programs (effective oct. 1, 2010)
p 40.67 sections g thru k.
in the first letter from the ncbon, they stated that these changes are being made as a result of changes in government standards for drug testing implemented in 2008. therefore, consistent with federal guidelines, effective jan 1, 2011 all urine drug screens will be performed using direct observation procedures.
if this is a federal guideline then you nurses in other states would be doing the same thing as north carolina, right??
i do not mind being observed for drug screens. but you guys try this new procedure the next time you go to the bathroom, keep in mind your pants will be touching the nasty bathroom floor then you are going to put them next to you body?? yuk, yuk.
thanks for reading this and i still want your feedback.
by the way, i truly love my simple and rewarding life today and i am so grateful for the what recovery has shown me and keeps showing me everyday. i can look in the mirror and love what i see today, just for today.