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Health & Wellness Resources
for Pharmacists, technicians, students & interns

The Kansas Pharmacists Recovery Network has compiled this list of local, state and national health and wellness resources to assist those struggling with addiction or mental-health issues. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out. Any of the resources listed below are a good starting point.

An article on pharmacist burnout in Drug Topics, noted "it’s important that people in the field do not ignore the signs of burnout and pay attention to the people they work with. When a colleague snaps back at coworkers or even customers, that’s a telling sign."

Additionally, the article points out that "every pharmacist is dealing with their own personal struggles, so solutions will be different from person to person. The best advice is to find the positive differences that one makes each day and hold onto them, and try your best to let the frustrations go." Read more.

A 2015 study of family and work commitments published by Pharmacy, an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on pharmacy education and practice published by MDPI, found that, because pharmacists have finite physical and psychological resources, "increased stress in one domain will worsen conflict across both domains. In other words, more stress at work will result in more stress at home, and vice versa."

According to US Pharmacist, the greatest threats to pharmacists include nonmedical opiates, stimulants, antianxiety drug use, legal drugs, alcohol and nicotine. It also addressed how pharmacists & students can recognize abuse disorders among patients, themselves, and coworkers.

Addressing Pharmacy Burnout

Preventing Burnout in the Pharmacy Setting (Dec, 2018)

Avoiding Pharmacist Burnout (Feb, 2019)


Resources in Kansas

Lawrence

Watkins Health Services
785-864-9500 | whs-services@ku.edu

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
785-864-2277

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
785-843-9192

Wichita

Healthy Hawks (Associated with the School of Medicine)

Statewide

DCCCA (Douglas County Citizens on Alcoholism, Inc.) Prevention Resources
785-841-4138
Related issues: alcoholism, substance use, gambling, suicide

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Kansas Crisis Hotline: 888-END-ABUSE or 888-363-2287
Service Locations

Kansas Department for Children and Families

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

National Resources

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders

SAMSHA
Resources for screening tools for a multitude of things: suicide, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and more from SAMSHA. These are screening tools used more in diagnostics for patients, but an individual could look at these to recognize signs and symptoms related to their own experiences. Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

CDC
Alcohol & Public Health
Overdose
Suicide

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

DEA Diversion Control Division

Resources for Grief

Grief Share

What's Your Grief?

Mindfulness & Grief Institute

Center for Loss & Life Transition

The Dougy Center

Refuge in Grief

General Resources

Basics on Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Find a health center near you

Mental Health Website

Drugrehab.org: “Is Asking for Help with Addiction a Sign of Weakness?” General online resource for where to start if someone is potentially having issues. Includes resources for finding rehab facilities, talking to someone, testimonials, and more. Call line: (877) 752-6506

Pharmacists Recovery Network
Provides the above alcohol screening quiz, sobriety calculator, 12 steps of AA, etc., as well as a HelpGuide that addresses mental health, healthy living, children & family, relationships, aging. These main categories are then broken down into additional categories. For example, mental health is broken down into: addiction, eating disorders, grief & loss, PTSD & trauma, stress, suicide prevention, etc. Other helpful topics include: diet, stress, domestic abuse, emotional intelligence and more.

Your Financial Pharmacist

Narcotics Anonymous

Addiction Recovery Resources for the Professional

College Drug Abuse and Addiction Information & Resources

Pharmacist Support

Miscellaneous Information

Outreach Program for Student Involvement

Additional Articles

Alcohol Use Behaviors Among Pharmacy Students

Substance Use Attitudes, Behaviors, Education and Prevention in Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States


Contact Numbers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Intimate Partner Violence:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Online chat

National Dating Abuse Hotline: (866) 311-8453
Text: “loveis” to 22522
Online chat

Crisis Text Line:
Text 741741 anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor
Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, PRESS 1

Well-Being Index

The Well-Being Index, a brief online self-assessment invented by the Mayo Clinic and brought to you through a partnership with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Learn more.

Fast Facts

The greatest threats to pharmacists include nonmedical opiates, stimulants, antianxiety drug use, legal drugs, alcohol and nicotine. US Pharmacist

40% of surveyed pharmacists reported using drugs without a prescription authorization and one-fifth reported they had done so five or more time in their lives
Source: Dabney D. Onset of illegal use of mind-altering or potentially addictive prescription drugs among pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2001;41:392-400.

National Survey of Drug Use and Health Statistics (2017)

  • 19.7 million Americans, 12 years and older, battled addiction
  • 14.5 million had an alcohol related use disorder
  • 8.5 million that were 18 years or older had any mental illness and one substance use disorder
  • 10.6 million that were 18 years or older had serious thoughts to commit suicide
  • Approximately 1 in 13 who were 12 years old or older needed substance use treatment

1/3 of college students have used stimulants non-medically, according to the Addiction Center

Online Screening Tools

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