Getting Help for Yourself and Others

If life threatening/potential immediate risk for harm to self or others ​

  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room or treatment center
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • Call the Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255). Veterans, extension 1
    • Text TALK to 741741 and chat with a trained crisis counselor 24/7 from the Crisis Text Line for free.
    • When Someone is at Risk

If drug or alcohol related

Call the AANA Peer Assistance Helpline for any and all aspects related to CRNA/SRNA impairment or suspicion of drug diversion:

If help needed is not related to an alcohol or drug issue, some options include

Resources to help create a substance use disorder policy, including a planned intervention process, can be found at Substance Use Disorder Workplace Resources.

See also Peer Assistance FAQs.

AANA Peer Assistance - Laminated wallet card

Visit the AANA Bookstore under "Free Member Resources" to order Helpline cards in packs of 25.

Wallet Cards

2021 Helpline wallet card side 1
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* AANA Peer Support

AANA Peer Assistance 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 (SUD). Although the program 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 volunteer, 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.