Demystifying Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey

Stress, financial difficulties, effects of aging, declining health and a myriad of other pressures could lead to poor work performance and imperil the license of healthcare professionals. A program designed to assist healthcare professionals in recovery may help. The New Jersey Professional Assistance Program (NJPAP or the Program) monitors and provides support in the recovery of physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals. The Program not only assists in the recovery from drug or alcohol use or dependence but also from other health impairments, such as cognitive impairments, hypertension, diabetes, physical disabilities or depression. NJPAP can also play an important part in protecting a professional’s license.

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