Alcohol or Drug Use / Treatment
- Need help with alcohol or drug use?
- Pharmacy Well-Being Program
- Support group information
- What if someone I work with has a problem?
- Suicide help
Need Help With Alcohol or Drug use?
Substance use can affect people from all walks of life. The Board of Pharmacy urges you to immediately seek help if you think you might have an issue with alcohol or drug use:
- Get informed! Visit the Missouri Department of Mental Health's website for additional substance use resources.
- Don't put the public at risk! An impaired licensee is a dangerous licensee. Never do anything that could threaten the public. Remove yourself from practice when necessary and seek professional assistance.
- Find Help! A directory of Missouri substance use treatment programs is available online. Need help selecting a program that's right for you? See the Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders online brochure.
- Support groups can provide valuable assistance on treatment and recovery resources. Links to several Missouri support groups are available below. Many of these support groups provide 24-hour hotline assistance
- Need crisis services? Contact the 24-hour National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
What if Someone I Work With Has A Problem?
Suspect a pharmacy employee may have a problem that is affecting their ability to practice? Talk to your pharmacy management. You can also file a complaint with the Board. Complaint information is available online
Additional information on recognizing addiction and other substance use/treatment resources are available on the Missouri Department of Mental Health's website.
Pharmacy Well-Being Program
The Board of Pharmacy does not have a Well-Being Program at this time. However, licensees can visit the Missouri Department of Mental Health's website for a list of Missouri treatment programs and other resources on substance use. The following Missouri physician well-being programs may also allow pharmacists to participate
(participation restrictions/costs may apply):
Missouri Physicians' Health Program
680 Craig Road, Suite 308
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons Physicians' Health Program
James Wieberg, M.Ed., LPC
Capital Region Medical Center
P.O. Box 1128
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1128
(The links below are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent an official endorsement or recommendation of the Board. The Board does not support or endorse any groups referenced herein. Many of the groups below provide toll-free or 24-hour help lines.)
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