Drug Abuse & Mental Health Within Travel Nursing

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By Misty Lack

June 24, 2022



Drug Abuse & Mental Health Within Travel Nursing

Travel nurse veteran Misty Lack was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Severe Opioid Dependence. She was her own drug dealer during the two years she abused drugs. Misty lived out loud & wanted to share her story with nurses who may be spiraling out of control & don’t think there is a way out. You do not want to miss this inspiring live session.

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My substance abuse story:

Hi! My name is Misty, and I am a recovering drug addict.

My clean date is February 29, 2016, and I am truly grateful for that. A couple of months ago, I reached out to The Gypsy Nurse with the topic idea of nurses struggling with addiction and mental health.

I was duel diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Severe Opioid Dependence.

On February 8, 2016, I was escorted to Human Resources and questioned about “tampered vials” of Morphine. I lied, of course, and apologized for the inconvenience. I was escorted out of the hospital via security.

To read more, click here.

About Misty Lack (recovering.nurse.misty@gmail.com):

I Love Jesus! I am an Amazing Aunt, Devoted Nurse & Grateful Recovering IV Drug Addict!! I’ve been a nurse for 22yrs and drug-free since 2/29/16.

We hope you found this discussion on drug abuse & mental health within travel nursing helpful and insightful. Are there any topics you would like to see covered during a live discussion or in article form? Comment below.

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