SARP-unorganized and dysfunctional

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by TenUp TenUp (New) New Nurse

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience.

It is going on one year that I had started my application process for SARP. I was finally accepted in June 2019 and it has been a true eye-opener. I was of the understanding that this was a REHABILITATION program, LOL what a joke. They do nothing to truly help the individuals who apply for this program. In fact, they don't even return calls in a timely manner, they have horrible communication with the drug testing company (whom I have more interaction with than I do the board), and they never check in to see how your recovery in doing until they want to accuse you of something. I have been extremely compliant with ALL their requirements and today I receive a letter stating I need to come in due to their suspicion of my not complying with my CASP. I'm not worried at all but this entire experience has been ridiculous and I still have 2.5 years to go. Anyone else deal with these types of issues in their programs??

Oh yeah

the program has little to do with recovery and much to do with punishment and compliance

Babyj88

Babyj88, BSN

Has 2 years experience. 46 Posts

I agree with Spank. These programs are a joke. I only hear from my bon when they looking for their money.

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TrailRunnerRN, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 11 years experience. 26 Posts

I assume by SARP, you are in the MA BON program... Welcome to the club! I am grateful to keep my license, but after 6 years in, yes 6, I have seen the multitude of changes this program has spiraled through. I wish you the best with your program. Do your best to make sure your pee is concentrated enough and your paperwork is on time. Or, I have the name of a good lawyer.

TenUp

TenUp

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience. 5 Posts

Thank you. I have been 100 with everything asked of me thus far. Why did you have to do 6 years @cfvincent? Violation?

TrailRunnerRN, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 11 years experience. 26 Posts

It’s a long story, and not one I am willing to share in this forum while I am still in the program. You’ll have to wait for the memoir. Please don’t assume I violated my contract. My time in SARP has been a comedy of errors.

TenUp

TenUp

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience. 5 Posts

I’m sorry if you took my question as an assumption. That wasn’t what is was. I just know they try to give violation for every little hiccup that’s all.

wickedbiscuit

wickedbiscuit

Has 7 years experience. 2 Posts

I have been a participant in Massachusett's SARP program for 18 months. In this time I have had 20 negative urine drug screens. My most recent test came back "dilute". I was in the waiting room at urgent care for 2 hrs and already had to pee when I arrived. As such I used the public bathroom and then drank a lot of water afterwards to be able to provide a sample when I was called in. The dilute result makes me very nervous as I have had many issues dealing with SARP and it being mostly a punitive program. I have nothing to hide and am doing all the right things but feel very powerless against them and feel swept up in the "faceless bureaucracy" when dealing with them. I am hesitant to message my CM as they rarely respond and don't want do get myself unnecessarily involved and cause more problems. Does anyone have any experience with a dilute result? What should I expect? Another urine test? Hair and blood? Nothing?

Agoodsister

Agoodsister

Specializes in RN. Has 13 years experience. 4 Posts

@TrailRunnerRN contacting on behalf of my sister. She didn’t want any information to be tracked back to her because she is in a somewhat legal battle with SARP. She was wondering if she could contact you as she has a lot of questions that aren’t being answered or heard. I could provide an email or number if you feel comfortable. 

Agoodsister

Agoodsister

Specializes in RN. Has 13 years experience. 4 Posts

I understand thanks for replying anyways! We’ve been going through all the SARP post we can find and you seem to have been through it with the program. My sisters been in it now 7 years and it’s bs after bs with them. Every hoop they can make her jump through they do with no result at the end. She’s currently waiting to be seen on an appeal from 2 years ago that they keep rescheduling.  If you aren’t comfortable with giving out any info you could make a fake email I just feel like you could provide some really good information for her, maybe point her in a direction we haven’t thought of

TrailRunnerRN, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 11 years experience. 26 Posts

You can reach out to me! She can find me on Insta with the same name. Happy to help. I joined SARP in 2014… and I am still going. I feel your sister’s reality. Take care.