If you are an RN sent for a 3 day evaluation then read this. Your 1st night will be in the withdrawal ward. I spent 1 night there. If you're withdrawing it will be more. I have great insurance so my 3 day evaluation turned into 7.
Next day went to a cottage with other men.
Had to take a van each day to get my vitals checked and receive my daily medication. I'm 60 years old at this point. They increased one of my daily high blood pressure medications without my consent. No big deal I thought.
They took blood, shaved my chest hair for analysis, had me bend over and spread my ass cheeks for hidden drugs in front of females, searched my car, went thru my suitcase and confiscated my keys and phone.
Know that when you are sent to a cabin there are phones. They are monitored just like prison so careful what you say. I know this because my evaluation included a comment I made to a friend by phone.
They will seem like your friend and ask seemingly innocent questions about your history regarding doctors, therapists, counselors, work history, etc. They will contact EVERYONE you give them. If you have EVER in your life thought about suicide, then you are now suicidal.
So at the end of my 7 days I went for dismissal. Room with all the people I had met during this ordeal. There were NO positive drug tests (and if you want those records you have to request and pay a fee. I did)
Apparently, I had elevated Liver Enzymes that indicated that I was an alcoholic. Remember the increased medication I was given... side effect,,,you guessed it,, elevated liver enzymes.
I was shocked. So I asked whats next.. Well we can admit you here for 6 months to cure you. Did I mention I'm a senior with Federal BC/BS.
So I said get my fucking phone and keys I'm leaving.
Nursing License is suspended but at my age I don't care. I wasted 2K on a lawyer so get this shit straight. Good Luck my fellow Nurses. You dont deserve this.