Minnesota is home to more than 130,000 licensed nurses. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a chronic disease that afflicts one in ten people in the general population and perhaps more among nurses because of the number of high-risk factors associated with the profession.
SUD is a treatable disease.
Established in 2014, the Nurses Peer Support Network (NPSNetwork) offers hope and healing through peer support in a safe environment for nurses in recovery. NPSNetwork also provides education and outreach about Substance Use Disorder in nursing to promote safety to the public.
It is the vision of NPSNetwork that all nurses in Minnesota will have access to community-based peer support for substance use disorder.