The Professional Recovery Network of Texas
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 1,500 healthcare professionals since it was established by the Texas Pharmacy Association in 1981. PRN’s professionally licensed and trained staff helps identify, assist, support, and monitor Texas-Licensed Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants with a potential impairment due to substance use or mental illness. Our program is fully supported and recognized by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). PRN adheres 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. PRN staff offers advocacy for program participants with licensing boards, credentialing, employers, etc.