An Unlikely Addict a Blog…

There is a huge and growing problem of alcohol and drug addiction among healthcare professionals. It’s time we started talking about it. We put our patients and coworkers at risk. We put ourselves at risk. The problem is taboo and nobody wants to talk about it. I want to talk about it. I want to help stop this insidious disease from continuing to infect our entire healthcare system.

To learn more and find out how you can buy the book “An Unlikely Addict” just click on the below link…

http://unlikelyaddict.com

Some questions for you all to consider…

1. Who can help an individual? Who can help the healthcare system as a whole?
2. Why should we get involved?
3. When should we get involved?
4. How do you get involved?
5. Do you support random urine drug screen testing for all healthcare workers? Why or why not?
6. What would you do if a friend and coworker confessed an addiction to you?

There will be more of course, but now let the conversation begin!!!!

About the Author

Kristin Waite-Labott is a registered nurse and recovering addict who has firsthand experience with the challenges of addiction. She now works as the Head Nurse Coach at Veritus, a virtual treatment program for nurses with substance use and mental health disorders, and is dedicated to helping nurses overcome addiction and making a difference in the lives of others. Kristin is passionate about addressing the growing problem of addiction among healthcare professionals and encourages open discussions and action to prevent it from spreading further.

2 Responses

  1. Hi! So you found your way to our blog, I am so glad you could join us!!!! Welcome. Please join our conversation we are excited to hear what you have to say!

  2. Some questions for you all to consider…

    1. Who can help an individual? Who can help the healthcare system as a whole?
    2. Why should we get involved?
    3. When should we get involved?
    4. How do you get involved?
    5. Do you support random urine drug screen testing for all healthcare workers? Why or why not?
    6. What would you do if a friend and coworker confessed an addiction to you?

    There will be more of course, but now let the conversation begin!!!!

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