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  1. rnaddict

    Job found

    Hi all, ,its been awhile, since I have been on, Ive been very busy, working my program, recovery has changed my life, yes the monitoring agreement i am on can be a real pain, but it has all worked out I have made great friends in my support group and a new job, i was blessed and not fired once i was found out at work and sent to treatment, but staying in that position ortho/nuero floor, once my narcotic restriction was up would not be condusive to my recovery, now i am working as the medicare nurse at a nursing home, i assess all skilled patients to ensure proper medicare payments are able to be made, I LOVE THIS JOB, i truly think things happen for a reason, i never would have applied for a job like this if I wasn't on a narcotice restriction, i am fortunate enuff that this job doesn't involve any med passing at all, alot less stressful too!!! Yes my monitoring agreement can be a pain, and some days i feel like i don't have any life beyond it, but i do know that i need the acountability they require to be successful in a nursing recovery program, statistically to many nurses relapse, and i can't afford too, im sure my addiction will kill me if i let it take control of me again, so for those of you who have a hard time finding jobs, be deligent and be pt, i sent out 10-20 resumes a day on line, i was honest about my situation and low and behold this job came through, so life does get better, but be honest with your program and be honest with your self, watered down urine tests, refusing hair tests, the only person you are fooling is your self,
  2. rnaddict

    43 days clean

    Hello, How wonderful to find this site, On 10/1/2010, I was confronted at work about diverting dilaudid, needless to say I admitted I had a problem, what a relief, I felt as though the world had been lifted off of my shoulders, I have a wonderful employer who is working with me, and the state I am licensed in has an extraordinary peer assistance program that I will have a three year monitoring agreement with once I finish my 20 days of out pt therapy, I finished a 30 day in patient program on 11/05. My problem is I feel so uncomfortable in my own home, when I am not at a meeting or at therapy I feel anxious and like I don't know what I am suppose to do in my own home, I have a very supportive husband of 28 years, he goes to alanon and comes to all of the family therapy at treatment, any suggestions, is this normal, I really want to to beat this, I knew I had a problem before I was caught diverting, but I didn't know how to deal with it.
  3. rnaddict

    Can they do this?

    I am in the early stages of working with TNPAP, once I have finished all of my treatment TNPAP will require random urine and hair tests, I fessed up to my use, but so far at this point TNPAP has been a blessing for me, therefore if you can prove your case you should be ok, TNPAP's immediate recommendation is 30 day inpt treatment, wheather you self report or someone else reports you, but from talking with other nurses in treatment, 90 days was the max it took tnpap to contact them
  4. rnaddict

    43 days clean

    Thanks, these are all things my treatment has been teaching me, i just need to put them to use at home, not only at meetings and while i am in treatment
  5. rnaddict

    The Struggle: When A Nurse Diverts

    thank you for that wonderful encouragement, I am 41 days clean, I was confronted on 10/1/10 about diverting, I fessed up that my urine screen would be dirty, I immediately checked in to 30day in pt rehab and am now in the process of finishing 20 day out pt treatment, I have been blessed with an employer who is working with me and my licensing board has a great peer assistance program, your recovery time really encourages me that I can do this, each day is still a struggle, thank you for your comment and living one day at a time