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Frustrated with this process

2 replies, 3 voices Last updated by Jody Lee Jody Lee 4 days, 1 hour ago
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  • #1174
    Spellbound
    Spellbound
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    @Spellbound

    Hello,

    I hope all of you are doing okay. I wanted to vent a little bit here. I have been in the alternative to discipline program now for about 3 months and I have to say as far as stress is concerned this is by far the most stressful thing I have ever had to deal with in my life.

    I have to do random drug screens and I have not been using anything so that is not my concern. However, I am petrified that something is going to show up positive just because I accidentally took or used something that had alcohol in it. Like tiramisu or some other desert with liquor in it, or even just a false positive. I am scared to take any medication at all.

    What do you all take? How do you deal with the stress of all this?

    #1183
    Samantha
    Samantha
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    @Samantha

    I have been doing this since Sept. I take IBU every night, I use Suave deodorant and lotion. I have not come up positive. I do know if you do come up positive that it shows up in a different category, I heard one of the therapists say, with really low count. Not sure how that works, so can’t talk to it. Anyway, I did buy alcohol free mouthwash and I don’t I jest any foods with alcohol in them. I usually cook my shrimp in beer, have avoided that. On Thanksgiving I went to my cousins house, she had cooked the turkey in beer, didn’t know until I was sitting there eating it. I had to test a couple days later, I think, it might have been the next day and I was ok. I didn’t eat very much. My brother is the only one who knows about all of this. Yes, all of this totally sucks. Hang in there. One good thing is, I’ve been meeting a lot of other nurses in the same boat.

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    Jody Lee
    Jody Lee
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    @Jody Lee

    The BON gets away with way too much. All the crap they put nurses through is so very unfair. Unfortunately, they have all the power to we have to abide by their rules if we want to keep the license that they like to dangle in front of us. It’s extremely cruel, but it’s the way it is.

    I do eat chicken marsala, which has cooking wine in it. The key is to cook it all the way down so there is no alcohol in it anymore, just the flavor. You can trust yourself to cook these types of meals, but you cannot do that when you go to restaurants.

    As far as deodorants and sprays I never worried about that stuff and never turned up positive either.

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