Peer Assistance

If you or someone you know struggles with drugs or alcohol, help is available www.AANA.com/GettingHelp


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


Peer Assistance Helpline* 
(800) 654-5167

See www.AANA.com/GettingHelp guidelines to identify the signs and behaviors of impairment and/or drug diversion, know the steps to seek assistance, understand the essentials for a safe intervention, and follow the treatment guidelines specific to anesthesia professionals.

New! Resources to help create a workplace substance use disorder policy including can be found at www.AANA.com/SUDWorkplaceResources 

 

 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 (www.AANA.com/SUD). 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

 

Peer Assistance in Your State

Peer Assistance Advisors

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
jrice@aana.com or
wellness@aana.com