Today, opioid addiction and other forms of addiction are running rampant in the United States. One of the groups of people that addiction affects most are pharmacists. Unfortunately, many need support to stay sober after they finish addiction treatment for pharmacists. However, with the Pharmacist Recovery Program, your loved one can stay sober for longer periods of time, allowing them to live the life they desire. To learn more about the recovery supports available for pharmacists and other treatment professionals, reach out to Southworth Associates today at (866) 460-9014.
What is the Pharmacist Recovery Program?
The Pharmacists Recovery Network (PRN) is a confidential, non-coercive, and non-punitive alternative to the Idaho Board of Pharmacy’s formal disciplinary action. The PRN is a program to facilitate prevention, identification, intervention, and rehabilitation for Idaho pharmacists who have or are at risk for developing an addiction. These conditions are associated with functional impairment or suffering from chemical abuse or dependency, mental health issues, or behavioral problems. The PRN works in a manner consistent with the laws and medical practice acts of the State of Idaho to provide a safe environment in a medical setting and in conjunction with the Idaho State of Pharmacy.
The purpose of the program is to assist pharmacists and their families in identifying alcohol, drug, or behavioral problems. Each of these problems may pose a potential threat to that professional, the family, or their patients. The PRN will work to identify and facilitate acute treatment and to provide long-term support for the professional to return to a productive place within his/her profession. This program provides no direct counseling, treatment, or aftercare services. However, it does support and endorses the development of self-help groups at the local level.
The PRN is a resource for professionals, their families, colleagues, and other affiliates. Disciplinary action does little to intervene in the disease process. In many cases, it frequently can become counterproductive to identifying and professional reintegration. The treatment is an effective method for both the individual and society. However, this treatment provides pharmacists an opportunity to enter into treatment and to recover from their diseases early in the disease process. As a result, the PRN can minimize negative impacts on the professionals, patients/clients, and their families and friends.
Addiction Recovery Services
When you reach out to the Southworth Associates’ Pharmacists Recovery Network (PRN) program, you’ll have access to a range of services. These services include:
- Confidential Consultation
- Recovery Monitoring – The PRN program monitors participants while in treatment and recovery.
- Relapse Management
- Education and Research
- Consulting resource for Idaho Hospitals, medical staff, and organizations
- Support Resource
- Advocacy – The PRN advocates for the right to continue working when there is documentation of abstinence and recovery from chemical dependency.
Our Treatment Program Tracks
We offer two tracks in our Pharmacist Recovery Program. The first track is the self-referral track. In this case, the impaired pharmacist does not have official Stipulations and Orders as drafted by the Idaho Board of Pharmacy. They may be referred to the PRN program in person or by an agent of the pharmacist, such as a family member, colleague, friend, or employer.
Alternatively, they might be referred to our program by the Board of Pharmacy. The Idaho Board of Pharmacy will draft a formal Stipulations and Orders for the impaired pharmacist. Part of the Stipulations and Orders will include a requirement to be under contract and maintain compliance with the PRN Program.
Reach Out to Southworth Associates
At Southworth Associates, we strive to give each professional they need to stay in recovery in the long-term. We offer several recovery options, including:
- Sober escort services
- Sober transportation services
- Intervention services
- Recovery enhancement programs
- Sober companions
- Sober coaches
To learn more about our services, reach out to Southworth Associates today by calling (866) 460-9014.