2009 News

MNA Peer Assistance Program

01.07.2009

Offering Help and Hope to Nurses Seeking Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Massachusetts Nurses Association has supported a Peer Assistance Program for nurses seeking recovery for over 25 years.The Volunteer Peer Assistance Program is a network of nurses reaching out to other nurses whose life, health, and/ or profession are affected by alcohol or other drugs.

  • The support offered by the program is free and confidential.
  • The benefits of the peer assistance is to offer support and advocacy with a rehabilitative emphasis.
  • We are not affiliated with any state regulatory, disciplinary or enforcement agency.

The MNA Peer Assistance Program is one of advocacy and will assist nurses with substance abuse problems to explore options available to them. Contact with a supportive peer assistant can help lessen the devastation in the life of a nurse struggling with addiction, preserve a career, and return a valuable resource to the healthcare community.

How the Program Works:
We recognize the decision to seek help is often a difficult one, but we urge you to make the call.Your call will be directed to a Massachusetts Nurse Association staff member who will ask only your first name and phone number. We will locate a Volunteer Peer Assistant in your area who will contact you to listen and offer help and hope. All information is kept confidential

To learn more call 781.821.4625 x755 or 800.882.2056 (in MA only).

Visit the website:
www.peerassistance.com

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