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PDF/EBOOK [Impaired A Nurse's Story of Addiction and Recovery] BY Patricia Holloran

Stealing her supply from work but that s What happens when you re stupid and think you can get away with it Good biography of a Nurse s addiction to Stadol a prescribed narcotic that is ten times powerful than morphine Like alot of people who a prescribed narcotic that is ten times powerful than morphine Like alot of people who addicted to prescription drugs Patricia originally began taking them for migraine headaches You can see how asy it can be to slide over into that addiction phase and not recognize that you are addicted You think you can stop that you are still in control but when you realize that is not the case it s like a steel door hitting you in the face Total disbelief that this could happen to YOU *Having Been A Nurse Myself And Having Known And Seen *been a Nurse myself and having known and seen Nurses who became addicted it s a looooooong road in recovery and many DO lose their nursing licences and unfortunately we lose alot of really good talented and dedicated nurses this wayFrom dust jacketOn June 28 1996 after a night shift on a labor and delivery unit nurse Patricia Holloran was accused of stealing prescription drugs by hospital administration Within days she would lose her job and be reported to the state nursing board which threat. Lf As a full time nurse working the night shift Holloran’s stress level was high When her shift nded she had to care for her unemployed husband three children and her severely disabled father Unable to sleep and suffering from migraines she turned to a narcotic ten unemployed husband three children and her severely disabled father Unable to sleep and suffering from migraines she turned to a narcotic ten stronger than  morphine for help She had access to it at work often using  her patients’ unfinished. It would be interesting for anyone possibly losing their nursing license I *think there was a lot of denial about stealing drugs from patients *there was a lot of denial about stealing drugs from patients wish she was honest about that part of the story I found some of her behavior sugar coated but there was some good advice for anyone in the medical field with a addiction reminiscent of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie this nurse developed an addiction to a supposedly non habit forming drug and the story discusses a supposedly non habit forming drug and the story discusses she is confronted and ultimately deals with the addiction Overall I njoyed the book it got a bit religious for me at times but I know that a lot of that comes from addiction counseling in general they often suggest finding a higher being It was a bit of an ye opener to consider medical professionals just as flawed and helpless as the rest of us when it comes to these things She is no Nurse Jackie In fact Why was her Stadol Nasal Spray addiction ven a problem She was no where near rock bottom and her whining was incomprehensible A for Effort And Sharing Her Tale and sharing her tale She had a real sweet life and her addiction didn t really seem that terrible other than the fact she got caught. Patricia Holloran’s life changed forever when she was confronted  by the drug control authorities at the hospital where she worked She was accused of stealing narcotics from the ward where she was a labor and delivery nurse Impaired  tells the harrowing story of her journey from drug addiction  to sobriety and how she fought to save her career her family and ultimately herse. .


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Ened to revoke her nursing license and nd her career So begins this tale of a nurse s remarkable and inspirational journey from addiction to recovery and beyondHolloran was first prescribed Stadol a narcotic ten times potent than morphine when she suffered from debilitating migraines What started out as a helpful prescription soon spiraled out of controlShe had access to the drug at work since it is commonly used during labor and she started using her patients unfinished VIALS SOON SHE STARTED POCKETING WHOLE Soon she started pocketing whole outright carrying them home and hiding them from her family Even though Holloran was a nurse she thought she could stop using Stadol because it was not considered a controlled substanceSet against the backdrop of a punitive disciplinary system IMPAIRED xposes the personal agony isolation and humiliation of addiction Holloran describes how she saved her nursing license which ultimately saved her life and her marriage and inspired her to become an advocate for nurses suffering from addictionIMPAIRED is the brave story of a nurse addict s self revelation and her passionate determination to recover and save the career she love. Vials It wasn’t long before she could not stop taking it Impaired xposes the personal agony isolation and humiliation of *Addiction “PoignantReaders Will Respond *“PoignantReaders will respond Holloran’s honest personal  unexpectedly complex tour of the health and rehab industriesThis important work xposes the failure of the US health care  system to protect ven its own”  – Publishers Weekl. Impaired A Nurse's Story of Addiction and Recovery