Pennsylvania’s Pharmacist Peer Assistance Program
Secundum Artem Reaching Pharmacists with Help
The S.A.R.P.H. Pharmacy Peer Assistance Program in Pennsylvania and it was approved in 1984. We have assisted over 10,000 licensed pharmacists and pharmacy students in Pennsylvania since 1984. We are proud to say that through our monitoring program our pharmacists demonstrate a 97% full compliance rate. We have not only assisted pharmacists in saving their careers but more importantly, their lives!
S.A.R.P.H. is an acronym for Secundum Artem Reaching Pharmacists With Help.
We offer pharmacists and pharmacy students an opportunity to face challenges in their lives head-on and come out even stronger in the end. It is a chance for pharmacists to reclaim a life and career they have worked so hard to build. We also assist pharmacists who have been wrongly suspected of diversion of controlled substances or of being impaired on duty.
We identify the problem that current estimates say 1 out of 5 pharmacists will become addicted during their careers and we offer a solution! They have invested so much into their careers, which makes the thought of losing it so scary, and the prospect of harming a patient even worse!
The Problem? Substance abuse, psychological or related problems are threatening a pharmacist’s practice or that of a colleague.
The Solution. Safe, caring and confidential assistance…the S.A.R.P.H. program is a proven, peer-assisted approach that has helped hundreds of pharmacists to choose recovery and an alternative to public and permanent discipline on a pharmacist’s license.
Our Goal: Get HELP before you get involved with the Board of Pharmacy and before you need an attorney. We want to protect the public from pharmacists who are impaired or incompetent to practice safely, as we are sure you do also.
HELP IS A PHONE CALL AWAY: CALL 800-892-4484 if you or someone you care about is suffering.