Peer Assistance

If you or someone you know struggles with drugs or alcohol, help is available.

AANA Peer Assistance
Helpline for Drugs and Alcohol
(800) 654-5167

ANA Peer Assistance - support for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for substance use disorder (SUD)

What is AANA Peer Assistance? for signs and behaviors of impairment or drug diversion, steps to seek help, safe intervention essentials, and treatment guidelines specific to anesthesia professionals.

Resources to help create a workplace substance use disorder policy including can be found at 

Opioid Crisis healthcare professional and patient resources, data, AANA advocacy


 AANA Peer Support Info

​*AANA Peer Assistance support is intended to provide resources and act as an information center for the purpose of providing helpful peer support to CRNAs in need of assistance for chemical dependency/substance use disorder ( Although the helpline is administered by trained volunteers, it is not a professional treatment or counseling program.  No person associated with the helpline, including any AANA staff or volunteers, is authorized to make a medical diagnosis, provide professional therapy, treatment or counseling, or provide legal or other professional advice of any kind.  Please consult your personal medical provider or legal counsel for all such services.  In addition, with the limited exception of anonymous demographic data, which is maintained for reporting purposes only, all information provided by a person contacting the helpline will be kept confidential to the extent required by applicable laws.  However, please note that all AANA staff and volunteers are required to comply fully with all applicable state laws regarding mandated reporting. 

 Health & Wellness Contacts




American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hotline
1 (800) 273-TALK

Anesthetists in Recovery (AIR)
Health and Wellness Committee

Julie Rice, BA Manager AANA Health, 
Wellness, and Peer Assistance Programs  (847) 655-1114 or