The Professional Recovery Network is a nationally recognized peer assistance program dedicated to helping health care professionals enter a safe, healthy recovery. Our program has served over 1,000 healthcare professionals since it was established by the Texas Pharmacy Association in 1981. Our trained staff helps identify, assist, support, and monitor any Texas-Licensed Pharmacists, Pharmacy Students, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Veterinarians, Veterinary Students, Optometrists, or Optometry Students with a potential impairment due to substance abuse/dependence or mental illness. Our program is fully supported and recognized by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP), Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME), and the Texas Optometry Board (TOB). We adhere to a dual philosophy that provides an opportunity for confidential recovery while protecting the public from unsafe professional practice. We believe that professionals who have a substance use disorder or mental health problem should be offered the chance to enter recovery and confront their problems before having disciplinary action taken against their licenses. We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from any concerned third parties. All referral sources are kept strictly confidential.

The state of Texas has recognized the need to monitor and provide advocacy services for impaired professionals. Prior to this awareness, if a professional had a mental health or substance use disorder, they were left with only disciplinary action from their licensing board with no treatment. Leading the path for non-punitive rehabilitation, PRN provides referrals, monitoring, education, and advocacy services to help professionals keep their licenses and continue to practice with integrity and concern for the safety of the public.


“The PRN program is an opportunity for individuals to face challenges in their lives head-on and come out stronger in the end. It is a chance for professionals to reclaim a life they’ve worked so hard to build, and I am grateful to be part of a program that supports this process. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not inspired and motivated by program participants who have taken the first step by admitting they have a problem and sought help. If you or someone you know is struggling, our team is here to help in any way we can. Please call one of our trained professionals at PRN, who will answer any questions you may have about joining other healthcare professionals in recovery today.”
–Courtney Hulbert, LCSW
Director, Professional Recovery Network


PRN Helpline: 1-800-727-5152