Addiction Recovery Resources

2017 Holiday Gift of Books Award Winner

This year we decided to offer FREE new, unused copies of Unbecoming A Nurse and From Unbecoming A Nurse to Overcoming Addiction to several organizations as well as individuals who interact with nurses and nursing students if they were willing to cover the shipping costs.


If you or your organization are interested in receiving FREE unused copies to distribute as you see fit, please inquire whether we have any additional complimentary copies available by emailing us at: paula@unbecominganurse.org

Award Winners from 2009 - 2016

We established the Holiday Gift of Books Award in 2009 to support nurses overcoming addiction and to educate nurses regarding the significant issue of drug diversion in nursing.  Previous winners of these recovery resources from 2009 to 2015 are:


2009 - The Recovering and Monitoring Program (RAMP) in New Jersey.


2010 - The Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program (ISNAP) and the Maine Nurse Monitoring Program. 


2011 - The Mississippi Recovering Nurse Program.2010 - The Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program (ISNAP) and the Maine Nurse Monitoring Program.


2012 - The Minnesota Health Professionals Service Program and The Professional Recovery Network Of Oregon.


2013 - The Kansas Nurse Assistance Program.


2014 - The Indiana State Nurses' Peer Assistance Program (ISNAP) shared the Gift of Books with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' Peer Assistance efforts, in memory of Art Zwerling, DNP, CRNA, who remains to this day a great advocate for nurses in need of peer-assistance.


2015 - all attendees at the 12th Annual Caring Across Cultures Conference: The Culture of Addiction at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as area treatment programs received complimentary books free-of-charge.

  

2016 - The Livengrin Foundation, Inc. in Bensalem which has inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs specifically geared for nurses.

Rationale for the Holiday Gift of Books

This annual commitment of donating FREE new, unused books demonstrates our acknowledgement that nurses in peer support and monitoring programs are facing the greatest personal and professional challenge possible. Our firm belief is that these nurses deserve our unfailing support throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season. It is our way of recognizing and encouraging their ongoing recovery efforts and affirming our conviction that these nurses are very important to us all, as well as to the nursing profession and society.