Nurses and healthcare professionals
are trained and experienced in the art and science of caring.
Yet like anyone else, they can be
- challenged by alcoholism, drug dependency and diversion
- afraid to reveal their problems, or suddenly confronted by them
- silenced by stigma
- Recognize the problem
- Regain health, self-respect and family
- Get back to the job that took so much hard work to achieve
- Retain licensing and professional accreditation
Nurses Lifeline is specifically designed to meet the medical, cultural and personal needs of the nurse with a chemical dependency. This includes RNs, PHNs, LPNs, CNAs and Nurse Practitioners.*
Collaborative relationships with professional monitoring programs such as PNAP (Pennsylvania Nurses Peer Assistance), PHMP (Pennsylvania Health Monitoring Program) and SARPH (Secundum Atrem Reaching Pharmacists with Help) help the patient renew the stability of her professional trajectory. (An individual does not have to be enrolled or registered with any such agency.)
Nurses Lifeline offers treatment for addictions to:
- illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.)
- and a range of substances open to "diversion," including but not limited to: Percocet, Dilaudid, Oxycodone, Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin, OxyContin, Duragesic patches, Demerol, Phenobarbital, morphine, hydrocodone and fentanyl
*Pharmacists, physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals are also welcome to the Foundation’s services.