Peer Assistance

AANA Peer Assistance for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for chemical dependency, addiction, substance misuse or abuse.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, help is available! 

See the Getting Help guidelines to: 

 Book Review

Reviewer: Art Zwerling, CRNA, DNP, DAAPM 
Reviewers: Ann Bostic, CRNA, DNP and Martha Kral, CRNA, BSN

 Health & Wellness Contacts


Peer Assistance in Your State

Peer Assistance Advisors

Peer Assistance Helpline
(800) 654-5167 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hotline
1 (800) 273-TALK
Anesthetists in Recovery (AIR)
(215) 635-0183
Health and Wellness Committee

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


 Recovery Research


New! The Recovery Research Institute (RRI) is an exciting new initiative at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine and Harvard Medical School to advance recovery research.

RRI is an important new resource for the recovery community as they hope to identify and publicize what is known, and highlighting what new information needs to be gathered.


 State Peer Advisors Info


​State Peer Advisors (SPA) are an integral part of the AANA's peer support network. 

More information about the important SPA volunteer role:

  • Criteria and responsibilities
  • How to apply
  • Tools for SPAs