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Anesthetists in Recovery



AANA Peer Assistance Resource Directory

Following resources are available for helping CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists facing chemical dependency or substance misuse issues. This assistance is also for the families, friends, coworkers, managers, supervisors, or colleagues seeking information or guidance.

Search by State for:

  • State Peer Assistance Advisors
  • Chemical Dependency Programs
    • State Association Peer Assistance Program
    • State Level Chemical Dependency/Peer Assistance Programs
  • State Boards of Nursing

Select a state from the drop down list below, then click search. 

The first step in getting help is to contact your state peer advisor or call the helpline (800)654-5167


State Peer Advisor

T'Anya Carter, CRNA, MS
Dallas, TX 75235-3521
p: 773/502-4752

Chemical Dependency Program

Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses     (A)
Michael Van Doren, RN, MSN, CARN
8501 N. MoPac Expy.
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78759-8396
p: 1-800-862-2022
p: 512-452-0645 (local)
f: 512-452-0648
Web site:

State Board of Nursing

Texas Board of Nursing
Katherine Thomas, MN, RN (Executive Director)
333 Guadalupe
Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
p: 512-305-6811
f: 512-305-7401
Web site:

(D) Disciplinary Program 
(State Administration or Recognized)
(A) Diversion 
[Alternative to Disciplinary Program]
(P) Peer Assistance Networking Program (Non-State Administered/Recognized)


Submit Peer Assistance Resource Directory revisions to:

Julie Rice
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: 847-655-1114
Fax: 847-692-4317