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DWillaman72 has 1 years experience and specializes in Substance Abuse.

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  1. Can anyone enlighten me on culture at Strategic Behavioral Health in Charlotte? Any info would be great!
  2. Charlotte RN Salary??

    Have you found anything else out about this topic? I am looking to network on this whole relocation process and am going to relocate from MI at some point.
  3. Michigan BON

    My wife and I just did it in August and it took a while have you done your fingerprints yet?
  4. Obesity: A disease or a lifestyle

    I am in agreement that it is all of the above as well, but it is different for different people. Maybe each person gets a percentage to each of the three categories? Some may have 1 or 2 factors but most all have 3 of the traits. I personally am 4...
  5. 5th time today...dying of suspense

    With 21 or 22 SATA that is a lot. I had a S*** load of those. I would guess you passed as mine shut off at 75 as well...The more SATA the better. Means you are way above the competency line. Congrats RN
  6. You didnt "forget" everything, you are simply new and not used to pressure. Your are going to have to figure out how to manage your anxiety as you cant always go to work doped up on benzos :) That being said take a deep breath remember your KITES, ...
  7. Help! Need some insight!

    If you are like me you will love it. I took my first position in a non-medical ETOH and drug detox that is geared for the indigent. The key is to know a little bit about everything and have confidence or some people will eat you alive. For health ...
  8. Coworker tried converting me on my break

    Just keep a copy of a generic cease/desist letter and then have a blank for the reason and fill it in with pink marker and smile big when you hand it off to the offender! On a serious note I would say I prefer not to talk about the subject of relig...
  9. What do you enjoy about addictions nursing?

    I want to help people, the people I serve want help. Naturally it is a fit! But I love to find the way to reach them. For alcoholics sometimes it is telling them how they will die if they continue drinking a half gallon per day. I like to be able...
  10. CARN

    How hard is the exam? How long? I passed the NCLEX in the 75 questions and generally do well with reading but this exam has me nervous.
  11. suboxone taper

    Do what you think as nurse is best. Why are they leaving? Is it to score dope? Unhappy with staff? Let them know what will happen by taking Suboxone and attempting to get high from heroin. If it is not a policy than it is a nursing judgement (dont...
  12. New to methadone nursing

    Congratulations on your new position. Read up on methadone, read everything you can find, its a nasty one, how long does your clinic offer tapering? Do you also use suboxone? Would love to pick your brain on your new career!
  13. alcohol withdrawal-Ativan

    I definitely agree with you, but one can argue detox can last up to 14 days esp the fifth a dayers. However, it should be determined off of a CIWA score and the orders should conicide with a CIWA scale. If pt. is not >8 they should not be given ...
  14. Working in addiction nursing

    I currently work in a gov position in a residential clinical detox program (not medical detox) but I love it. I have not been pushed to grab a specialty but I feel that it is my duty as an RN to get a specialty certification. I am going for CARN th...
  15. Work in it...or is living it enough?

    I lost my dad to Cirrhosis (died of resp. failure from bleeding esophageal varices), both of my parents were substance abusers. Dad died at age 47 and mother at 58 (complications of depression). With your first hand knowledge of living it you have ...