Oklahoma Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists (OPHP) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization composed of pharmacists and college of pharmacy faculty dedicated to identification, intervention and retention of chemically-dependent or recovering pharmacist/pharmacy students. OPHP will observe confidentiality in all dealings. There will be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.Our primary objective is treatment and recovery. Treatment and recovery decisions and actions by the recovering pharmacist/pharmacy student are not reported to the State Board/Dean of Pharmacy Schools through cooperatively working with OPHP. In the event of a prolonged relapse, our contract with the pharmacist/pharmacy student is terminated and we are obligated to notify the Board of Pharmacy/Dean of Pharmacy School.
Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives of OPHP are to eliminate alcohol and drug abuse among pharmacists and pharmacy students through education about chemical dependency as a disease. Educational goals will be addressed through joint sponsorship of programs with the pharmacy organizations, presentations of posters at the state and national level, and the development of a speaker’s bureau including pharmacists in recovery.In addition to increasing the knowledge of health care administration and human resource personnel regarding chemical dependence as a disease, OPHP will work to assure consistent response to and retention of chemically dependent pharmacists and pharmacy students through the development of a step-by-step guide for intervention to be used by pharmacy directors and/or administrators. OPHP will also work to serve in a consultative/advisory capacity for the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy on issues related to recovering practice.
Contact the OPHP Hotline at 800-260-7574 x5773 or locally at 405-557-5773.
Help is readily available and all calls are confidential.
If you haven’t already contributed to OPHP this year, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution. These contributions help OPHP continue to assist pharmacists/pharmacy students with the recovery process. For those who have made a contribution this year, please accept our sincere thanks.
Donate here, or send your contribution to our address below.
PO Box 5203
Edmond, OK 73083
Or you can fax credit card information to 405-557-5732