Nov 2
  • Written By Scott Drochelman

  • Nurses Series – How The 4 Stages Of Addiction Show Up At Work

    Nurses Series - How The 4 Stages Of Addiction Show Up At Work

    How The 4 Stages Of Addiction Show Up At Work

    Welcome to next episode in The Courage to Change Nurses Series. In this compelling episode, we explore the often hidden world of addiction within the nursing profession. Join us as we shed light on how the four stages of addiction manifest in the workplace, drawing a powerful comparison to the stages of cancer. Understanding this analogy can be a game-changer, leading to earlier and more effective intervention for nurses grappling with substance use issues.

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    Cancer vs. Addiction: Discover how the four stages of addiction bear a striking resemblance to the progression of cancer. Unveil the parallels and explore why this comparison is crucial for early intervention in the nursing community.

    Empowering Nurses: Learn how understanding addiction within the context of these stages can empower nurses to seek help sooner, potentially saving careers and lives. We share insights on how identifying these stages is the first step towards a brighter, healthier future.

    Early Intervention: Gain valuable knowledge about how recognizing the signs of addiction in its early stages can make a world of difference. Nurses will find practical guidance on reaching out for help and engaging in the recovery process.

    Expert Insights: Ashley Loeb Blassingame offers expert advice and strategies to help nurses navigate the complex terrain of substance use and addiction within the healthcare profession.

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