Peer Assistance & Wellness

Anesthesia professionals may work long hours, experience high stress, and deal with challenging cases that take an emotional toll. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder or other professional wellness issues and need assistance, help is available through the AANA Helpline at (800) 654-5167. Calls are answered live 24/7 by trained professionals.

Each state association of nurse anesthetists also has at least one State Peer Advisor who can provide assistance for state-related wellness issues. Please contact the NC State Peer Advisor(s) for state-specific assistance and support. 

North Carolina State Peer Advisor
Linda Stone, CRNA, MSN
1-800-654-5167 

Drug Monitoring Programs through the North Carolina Board of Nursing 

Alternative Program
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Jessica Tracey, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
(919) 782-3211, ext. 274 

Chemical Dependency Discipline Program (CDDP)
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Candace Elliott, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
(919) 782-3211, ext. 228