Nurses Aftercare

Treatment Program

Nurses Aftercare Program

The Nurses Program helps patients navigate potential hurdles that may come up as they transition back to work.

The Nurses Program helps patients navigate potential hurdles that may come up as they transition back to work.

Returning to the workforce after treatment can be especially challenging for nurses. The Dilworth Center Nurses Aftercare Program helps nurses in recovery learn how to meet the demands of their profession while maintaining their commitment to living a healthy, balanced life.

About the Facilitator

Connie Mele has over 30 years of experience working in the field of addiction and psychiatric nursing. She has worked with impaired nurses since 1983 and started the first Nurses’ Support Group in North Carolina in 1996. She has served as the Chairperson of the Addictions Nursing Certification Board, as well as the Chairperson of the Peer Assistance Committee for Int NSA. Connie is certified in Advanced Practice Addictions Nursing and Nursing Administration. She is also a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.

What to Expect

The Nurses Program helps patients navigate potential hurdles that may come up as they transition back to work. Topics addressed during the 52-week program include.

  • Coping with early recovery issues.
  • Managing post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
  • Dealing with guilt and shame.
  • Learning to set healthy boundaries as well as how and when to say “No.”
  • Addressing and learning to navigate changing family dynamics.
  • Continuing attendance and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Nurses who complete the program will leave with a skill set that enables them to successfully return to their profession and maintain a healthy recovery.

The Dilworth Center is an approved treatment provider by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and meets the requirements for Nurses Aftercare.

Nurses Program
(52 Weeks)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Mondays

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