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The Massachusetts Nurses Association Volunteer Peer Assistance Program is a network of nurses reaching out to other nurses whose life, health, and/or profession are affected by alcohol and/or other drugs.

We are nurses who volunteer our time and knowledge of recovery to assist other nurses who wish to recover from the disease of addiction.

  • The support offered by the program is free and confidential.
  • The benefit of peer assistance is to offer support and advocacy and to have a rehabilitative rather than a disciplinary emphasis.
  • We are not affiliated with any state regulatory, disciplinary or law enforcement agency.

The MNA Peer Assistance Program is one of advocacy and will assist nurses with substance abuse problems to explore options available to them. Contact with a supportive peer assistant can help lessen the devastation in the life of a nurse struggling with addiction, preserve a career, and return a valuable resource to the healthcare community.


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