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Referred to IPN. Newbie. Help

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by sofloRN sofloRN (New) New Nurse

sofloRN specializes in Tele.

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got referred to IPN CM gave me "24hrs" to make a decision to comply or not. didnt know i could hire a lawyer right away. went to evaluator in gainesville, everything negative except alcohol on my hair! not urine or blood. hair! and also thc but negative on urine or blood i dont understand. maybe from second hand and the alcohol level of 40 in my hair, idk maybe gel, shampoo, mousse, hairspray??  evaluator recommended inpatient treatment. WOW!. gave me choices tampa, gainesville, alabama, va, or louisiana.... 

 

i have the option for 2nd opinion IDK pls help all of them are crooks! one of the doctor evaluator even got charged for fraud! all have bad reviews!

how much was the facility which facility is the best? should i get a second opinion evaluator?

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Well, for starters I can say to stay the **** away from Tampa. Unless they have started using other places besides the one that bamboozled me out of more than $30k of hard cash, it’s nothing more than an overpriced carpool to 12 step meetings and where you’re living with 3 other strangers in moldy  2 bedroom 1 bath apartments that ought to be condemned. 
As far as wondering if money exchanges hands between these evaluators and so-called treatment programs? Directly, not provable, but when you consider that those evaluators stand to make bank off of what they ‘opine’ in those evaluations, there’s an impetus to say all sorts of stuff that justifies condemning a person to expensive treatment that of course their facility is the only one to offer and they conveniently have an open bed available......

Also it seems (again just observing but....) the more these people ‘recomandate’ treatment and contracts, the more poor souls IPN will send them, because it justifies their twisted existence. I’ve also observed that even if the evaluator maybe has some scruples and writes a truthful report, those clowns aren’t going to listen to It anyway. They’ll force a person into a contract merely to prove that they don’t have a problem. (Didn’t think it was possible to prove a negative??) 🤔.

Does all of this center around the almighty dollar and what help you may (or may not) need come in a distant second. Yep. Sure does. IPN is registered as a for-profit company as are these treatment centers that they favor.

Its a very sad affair. They do way more damage than good and nobody cares. And this junk about “you have 24 hours to comply.” Please, the worst criminals are not threatened like that. It does not give you time to make an informed decision and weigh your options. There’s no time to do adequate research and that scares people into bending over and opening their wallet. Oh, wait, that’s exactly the point. They prey on people’s fears. Nice, huh?

My personal advice is to lawyer up. It’s worth the expense. Those dirtbags are more responsive to so-and-so, Esq. than any of us great unwashed. The attorney might not be able to get you out of a contract but can defend you against being taken to the cleaners with garbage, unnecessary treatment and being trapped in an unnecessary contract that boils down to (quoting goodfellas) **** you, pay me.

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sofloRN specializes in Tele.

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do you have any lawyer recommendations? do you think they will give me 30 60 or 90 days treatment? ive no savings! do they have payment plans? treatment plans do not allow phones or laptop correct?

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sofloRN specializes in Tele.

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is there anyway we could exchange emails? myfloralvalentine@gmail.com

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RN1970 specializes in ortho, peds, med/surg, cardiac.

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I went to facility in Tampa as I was required by IPN to attend a program for healthcare professionals. I was among doctors, nurse, pharmacists, etc. If I had to be inpatient, this program was tolerable. Most of the staff was in recovery.

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