Anesthetists in Recovery (AIR) is a national network of nurse anesthetists who are in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD).
AIR is an organization involved with both education and networking for reasons of peer assistance. It is absolutely confidential and anonymous and has no affiliation with any other organization, including the AANA. AIR has no reporting function with any certifying or licensure body.
The AIR moderated virtual community consists of CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists who are in recovery or need of recovery from SUD. The primary purpose is to help one another achieve and maintain sobriety/clean time and reach out to the student nurse anesthetist/CRNA that still suffers. Members can post at whatever level of sharing they are comfortable with.
The AIR link is to external sites, which are provided as a convenience and do not imply endorsement. AANA Health and Wellness/Peer Assistance is not responsible for any content on the AIR site but hopes that the resource can help support your sobriety and well-being.
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At each Annual meeting, AIR moderators hold a Touched by Addiction (open AIR) meeting on site and welcome all the attend. The purpose is to provide support to all
who have been "touched by addiction" and introduce participants to the power of 12 Step Recovery. Touched by Addiction meetings are also encouraged for every state nurse anesthesia association meeting.