Buy this Article for $5.95

Have a coupon or promotional code? Enter it here:

When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article.

Keywords

Addictions nursing, opioid epidemic

 

Authors

  1. Curtis, Alexa Colgrove PhD, MPH, FNP/PMHNP-BC, FAANP (Assistant Dean & Professor)

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The convergence of the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need in our communities to combat a rising tide of "deaths of despair." Responding to the call to care for persons with a substance use disorder is a service to both community and to self. Working in addictions provides the nurse practitioner renewed opportunity to experience life and career affirming humility, resilience, and gratitude through the joys of recovery.