A Nurse's Journey from
Substance Use to Recovery

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Meet Your Presenter

Kristin Waite Labott, RN, BSN, CARN, CPRC

Kristin has been an RN since 1991. After losing much to alcohol and opioid use disorders, she found recovery in 2005. She now works as Senior Admissions Coordinator and Nurse Coach with Freedom Institute, offering treatment programs for people struggling with substance use disorders and underlying mental health issues; founded and serves as president of WisPAN (Wisconsin Peer Alliance for Nurses), a non-profit organization providing peer support for nurses with substance use issues; and is an emergency department nurse. She has published a book called, “An Unlikely Addict”, about her story of recovery and a textbook called “Substance Use Disorder in Healthcare Professionals, When Caregivers Need Care and Treatment”. She is a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse, CARN, and a Certified Professional Recovery Coach, CPRC.

Webinar Description & Learning Objectives

A Nurse’s Journey From Substance Use to Recovery

This powerful presentation offers a personal perspective on substance use disorder (SUD) in nursing. Through one nurse’s story of struggle, diversion, and ultimately, recovery, healthcare leaders gain a deeper understanding of this critical issue.

What You Will Learn:

  • The Lived Experience: Hear firsthand the challenges faced by a nurse battling SUD and diversion.
  • Diversion Red Flags: Gain valuable insights into the signs and symptoms of drug diversion within healthcare.
  • Supporting Recovery: Explore effective strategies for fostering a supportive environment that empowers nurses on the path to recovery.
  • Return to Practice: Learn best practices for facilitating a safe and successful return to practice for nurses seeking recovery.
  • Resource Navigation: Discover valuable resources available to support nurses struggling with SUD in your healthcare setting.

This presentation is a must-see for healthcare leaders committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for both nurses and patients.

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