The North Carolina Pharmacist Recovery Network began as a grassroots effort in the early 1980’s. A committee of individuals connected to the NC Association of Pharmacists recognized a need in the pharmacy population with regard to substance impairment. These individuals created a network to support pharmacists struggling with chemical dependency. In 1991, NCPRN was incorporated as a non-profit 501c3 corporation and was officially created by an act of the NC General Assembly.
NCPRN provides pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy students with support for successful addiction recovery, enabling them to create their own personal sustaining recovery program and to serve the public in a safe manner.
NCPRN aims to successfully serve every individual in the NC pharmacy community suffering from addiction and to become known for our “best practices” model.
The goals of NCPRN, Inc. are:
- Early identification of the impaired pharmacy professional or pharmacy student.
- Identify and work with treatment centers and continuing care providers who specialize in working with professionals for evaluation and referral.
- Support and encourage the impaired pharmacy professional or pharmacy student to enter appropriate treatment.
- Monitor the pharmacy professional or pharmacy student’s rehabilitation and reentry into the profession.
- Advocate for the pharmacy professional or student where indicated and requested(university, NCBOP, judicial system, employer, etc.)
- Provide education to the pharmacy community of North Carolina about the disease of chemical dependency.
NCPRN is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy students with support for successful addiction recovery, enabling them to create their own personal sustaining recovery program and to serve the public in a safe manner. When a person contacts NCPRN for assistance we provide them with a list of appropriate referrals to receive an objective evaluation by a multi-disciplinary team. Upon completion of the evaluation, NCPRN follows the recommendations made by the treatment team. NCPRN provides monitoring for individuals with the use of random drug screening, review of monthly reports from clients and treatment providers, and ongoing observance of compliance with program expectations. NCPRN utilizes documentation of program compliance to effectively advocate for clients before the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, the legal system, employers, school officials, and others.
NCPRN Scholarship Fund
NCPRN does not wish for the cost of evaluation and treatment to be prohibitive to NCPRN participation and the gaining of a successful recovery program. NCPRN is in the process of securing funding through donations for the creation of a scholarship fund. This fund will be utilized to assist individuals in paying for evaluation or inpatient treatment. This fund will be available to individuals who show a significant financial need. Your donation will greatly assist us in reaching our goal of serving the pharmacists of North Carolina.