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AANA Peer Assistance Resource Directory

The following resources are available for helping CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists facing substance use disorder (SUD) issues. This assistance is also for the families, friends, coworkers, managers, supervisors, or colleagues seeking information or guidance.

The first step in getting help is to call the AANA Peer Assistance Helpline 800-654-5167 for 24/7 confidential live support and resources.

For additional resources, search by State for:

  • AANA State Peer Advisor (SPA) volunteers*
  • Substance Use Disorder Programs
  • State Boards of Nursing

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

North Carolina

State Peer Advisor (1)

Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-395-2905

State Peer Advisor (2)

Luci New, DNP, CRNA
Concord, NC
Phone: 704-796-3638

Substance Use Disorder Program

Candace Elliott, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator     (D)
Chemical DependencyDiscipline Program (CDDP), NC BON
P. O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Phone: 919-782-3211 x228
Web site:

Substance Use Disorder Program

Alternative Program     (A)
Jessica Tracey, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Phone: 919-782-3211 x274
Web site:

State Board of Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Crystal Tillman, DNP, RN, CNP, FRE; CEO
3724 National Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-782-3211 x 250
Fax: 919-781-9461
Web site:

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

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*AANA Peer Assistance support is intended to provide resources and act as an information center for the purpose of providing helpful peer support to CRNAs in need of assistance for SUD. Although the helpline is administered by trained volunteers, it is not a professional treatment or counseling program. No person associated with the helpline, including any AANA staff or volunteers, is authorized to make a medical diagnosis, provide professional therapy, treatment or counseling, or provide legal or other professional advice of any kind. Please consult your personal medical provider or legal counsel for all such services. In addition, with the limited exception of anonymous demographic data, which is maintained for reporting purposes only, all information provided by a person contacting the helpline will be kept confidential to the extent required by applicable laws. However, please note that all AANA staff and volunteers are required to comply fully with all applicable state laws regarding mandated reporting.