Peer Assistance Helpline
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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:
Select a state from the drop down list below, then click search.
State Peer Advisor
Don Roesler, CRNA, MS
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Substance Use Disorder Program
South Dakota Health Professionals Assistance Program (HPAP)     (A)
Amanda McKnelly, MS, LAC
4109 S. Carnegie Cir
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Web site: http://www.mwhms.com/hpap.html
State Board of Nursing
South Dakota Board of Nursing
Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS, Executive Director
4305 S. Louise Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Web site: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
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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.