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Recovery Trek

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Specializes in Geriatrics, OBGyn, Clinical Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

OK, so just curious how

many of you have had to deal with recovery trek and the God awful random drug screens. I worked for a NP that got in trouble for some stuff and drug his whole office down with him. Needless to say I have to do this junk for a year. I've never in my life used drugs, but do like a drink every now and then. I'm started my 4th month and it stinks severely!!!!! Would just like some input!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Hi, there! Your post has been moved to the Nurses/Revocery forum where you will receive the cyber support you need from other nurses in your situation. We wish you the best of luck!

Hey there! First and foremost I am so sorry that you are having to suffer consequences for someone else's actions. Not fair one bit. I did the crime, so I get to do the time, and I truely am so sorry that this has happened to you. Very frustrating. Did you agree to the consent order because it would be easier than fighting it? Or did they dig up charting errors (because as we all know nurses are perfect and never make mistakes *sigh*)? Either way, I am so happy you've found this site. Some of us here really do had addictions issues, and there are those like you who had to comply though they don't have our issues. What we all do have are consent orders, and the frustrations that come along with that. You don't strike me as someone who has allowed bitterness and (too much) anger weigh you down over this situation, and that is great because it would make this year last a long time. Please keep posting and look for support here, this is no small thing.

kissbug26

Specializes in Geriatrics, OBGyn, Clinical Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Hello, Twoyearnurse!

I understand we are all in the same boat. Regardless of why, we all have insight, info and encouragement that we can share. I agreed to surrender my license simply because this was a huge ordeal. The NP I worked for actually did jail time. I was so tired, frustrated and honestly never thought I would want to practive ever again. So after a year of not nursing I received the order and decided to surrender than to follow up with it. Then a few years later, missed it with every fiber of my being. That is when I reapplied and because of the "charting" and the way things were done as far in the clinic, possibility of diversion is what they came up with. Although I had issued several hair follicles that were negative, ect. ect. ect. they presented my attorney and I with this order and she suggested I accept it. So, here I am. I am getting to do what I love and so in all honestly, it's worth it. I'm not guilty of diversion, but I am and was guilty of not making sure we did everything by the book as far as charting, nar counts, wasting...ect.

It's been a 5 year ordeal...surely I can do another 1 or 2! :nurse: