RN w/ child. Mom is alcohol dependent. If she voluntarily enters into a detox facility is she at risk of losing her son/ nursing licence?

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  • 5 months ago

    As long as there is someone to watch the kid while she is away, shouldn't be a problem at all.

  • 5 months ago

    Not likely. Doctors have gone into rehab facilities to get off drugs or booze and they don't lose their licenses and their family situation remained the same.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    You've given zero context or details. Have there been issues at work or at home or is she a functioning alcoholic in the closet?

    Short answer is possibly. However, if she doesn't seek treatment for the alcoholism, she's in the same boat PLUS she'll still be drinking.

    Treatment is better than no treatment.

    She may wish to consult an employment law attorney before deciding how to proceed.

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