American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Peer Assistance Helpline
(800) 654-5167

Anesthetists in Recovery

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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. 

South Carolina

State Peer Advisor

Olin (Brad) Hutto, CRNA, MHS
Batesburg, SC 29006-9618
p: 803-443-3807

State Peer Assistance Program

Peer Assistance Program in Nursing (PAPIN)     (P)
South Carolina Nurses Association
1821 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
p: List of group mtgs: 803-252-4781
p: 803-939-9522
Web site:

Substance Use Disorder Program

South Carolina Recovering Professional Program (RPP)     (A)
Frank Sheheen, MS, CACII, Program Director
440 Know Abbott Drive
Suite 220
Cayce, SC 29033
p: 803-896-5737
p: 1-877-349-2094 (toll free 24 hr)
f: 803-896-5710
Web site:

State Board of Nursing

SC State Board of Nursing, Dept of Labor, Licensing & Regul
Nancy Murphy, MS, RN, BC, CPM, Administrator
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29211
p: 803-896-4529
f: 803-896-4515
Web site:

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

*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.


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