Faculty Wellness Resources

Welcome to the Faculty Wellness Resources page. Please stay tuned as we begin to develop this page. Please reach out to Daniel Drane ddrane@arizona.edu for any questions or available resources in the mean time.

Police: 9-1-1 (emergent); 602-262-6151 (non-emergent)

24-Hour Crisis Hotline(s)

            Maricopa County: 602-222-9444


            Text: 741-741

Sexual Assault Hotline: 480-736-4949

Substance Use/Treatment: 1-800-662-4357

Medical students, residents and physicians, are not immune to developing problematic substance use, abuse, and addiction. In fact, substance use disorders in both medical students and practicing physicians occur at roughly the same frequency (if not higher in some cases) as in the general population. Given the significant professional obligation and responsibility that medical professionals and students possess, it is of great importance to facilitate early support and therapeutic intervention.

The following resources are being presented to assist medical students in recognizing problematic coping with substance use and to facilitate early intervention strategies. We also hope these resources equip students with the necessary tools to support and promote health throughout their careers.

Screening Tool

Alcoholics Anonymous 

SMART Recovery Programs


Banner Addiction Recovery Center

Phone: 602-839-4567

Address: 1300 North 12th Street Suite 608 - Phoenix, AZ 85006

The director is Dr. Luke Peterson, who would be happy to talk to anyone in need of help. His email address is Christopher.Peterson@bannerhealth.com 


Community Bridges Professionals Medical Monitoring Program

The coordinator is Kristy Cole (Kcole2@cbridges.com

  • Independent but contracts with the State Medical Board
  • Confidential
  • Funded by participant fees
  • For health professionals & students

Arizona Medical Association Physician’s Lounge

This is totally confidential resource that can connect providers in need of help with a peer counselor, and is not just limited to substance abuse issues


Physician Health Committee at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix

Dr. Kam Hunter is the Chair and is always available to talk if he can be of some help. His email is Kam.Hunter@bannerhealth.com 


Professionals Assisting Professionals of Arizona (PAPA)

Phone: 480-207-7869

  • Through the AZ State Board of Pharmacy
  • Confidential
  • Non-profit
  • For health professionals & students


Impaired Professional Program

Phone: 602-542-1882

  • Through the AZ State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
  • Confidential
  • Free enrollment
  • For licensed health professionals


Buena Vista Impaired Physicians Program

Phone: 866-630-9392

  • Independent
  • Confidential
  • Funded through insurance
  • Specialized physician-centered program


Other Substance Use Treatment Options

(Not Physician/Health Care Professional Specific)


Detox (admission immediately/within 24 hours)

A detox only program is going to be an inpatient program that last anywhere from 3-7 days depending on how long your alcohol withdrawal symptoms last. These are in a medical setting where physicians can prescribe you comfort medications and monitor your health while you withdraw. You can present physically to either of the Banner options or call ahead to arrange admission to all three. Each detox facility will take either private insurance or AHCCCS.

Banner Scottsdale: 480-448-7500 
7575 East Earl Dr.   

Banner Thunderbird: 602-865-4793 
5555 W. Thunderbird Rd.

Vogue Recovery Center:877-694-9291
4122 North 17th St., Building A 


Inpatient/Residential Treatment (admission takes 24 hours to 1 week)

An inpatient or residential program will last anywhere from 30-90 days. In these programs, you go and live in a facility or house with a community of others who are also participating in recovery. These programs will include case management, support groups, group counseling, individual counseling, and a physical space for you to live for the duration of the program. Most inpatient programs will also allow you to detox while at their facility prior to participating in their treatment program; just call to confirm. Both Soul Surgery and Meadows take only private insurance/out of pocket payment. Destiny Sober Living takes AHCCCS.

Soul Surgery: 833-568-6619        

The Meadows: 866-331-5931         

Destiny Sober Living: 602-249-6674         


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) (admission takes 48 hours to 1 week)

An intensive outpatient program last anywhere from 6-12 weeks and requires no time in a facility. During an IOP you will go to treatment 3x per week for 3 hours at a time. The nine hours of weekly programming include meeting with a case manager, individual therapy, group therapy, and group therapy/classes.  These often follow inpatient treatment. Each of the options below take private insurance and AHCCCS. Take a look at each program’s website and what they offer differs slightly. For instance, Recovia has a co-occurring substance use/chronic pain program. These programs also offer partial telehealth or evening options.

Recovia: 480-771-0378  

Continuum: 855-574-6260      

Choice Recovery: 480-527-0337      

ASU Downtown 

ASU fitness center and the COM-P are working together to provide a fitness option for COM-P students and Faculty. Any COM-P student or faculty can sign-up with the ASU fitness center in downtown for $100.00 a semester (roughly $20 a month). This membership gets you access to the following:

-All ASU gym/fitness facilities (Downtown, Tempe, West Campus)

-All fitness classes at ASU fitness centers
-All equipment
-Ability to register for intermural sports at ASU (extra $25 fee if you sign up for intermural sports)

To get this discount, all COM-P student and faculty must register with the ASU downtown fitness center

Address: 330 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone(602) 496-7777


University of Arizona College of Medicine
students, faculty, and staff pay no joining fee and
receive 20% off published rates
• Access to all 15 YMCA facilities throughout
Arizona with a valley-wide membership
• Special member rates on swim lessons, sports
programs, childcare, camps and more
• Unlimited free group fitness classes
• Free on-site child supervision while you work out
• No contract membership
• Family memberships get exclusive access to family
benefit program ($700 value)
• Through Nationwide Membership, you can access
participating Ys throughout the country when you

1. Visit the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA.
2. Show your University of Arizona College of
Medicine badge.
3. Eligible participant pays no joining fee and receive
20% off published rates.
4. Eligible participant must be primary contact on the
YMCA membership. 


www.VirtualDoctorsLounge.org or call 646-809-0957

ArMA and CCA established a peer to peer program that provides direct peer support to distressed physicians.  CCA set up and maintains a peer support network that includes training volunteer physicians, connecting physicians in need of support with an appropriate peer, as well as providing expert consultation, support, case management, and referral for physicians in need of additional services.  Peer support services are offered to all physicians in the state of Arizona. Peer services are confidential, and are offered free of charge.

Goals of the Virtual Doctors’ Lounge:

•          Reduce barriers to care by providing a platform that is confidential and comfortable for physicians to access, without perceived stigma.

•          Connect physician participants to trained peer coaches

•          Provide customized referrals for psychological support

•          Provide referrals to other Arizona resources, as needed

•          Increase psychological wellbeing

•          Support peak performance for individual physicians

The program is informal, confidential, and does not establish a patient-physician relationship.  No notes are taken and no reporting is made to state agencies or employers.  If a physician is in need of crisis support, CCA can address the issue directly through their professional staff or refer to an Arizona resource as appropriate.

Physician Support Line: 1 (888) 409-0141


Session 1:

Title: Operationalizing Wellness and Mental Health: Faculty Well-being

  • Speaker(s): Daniel Drane, EdD; Michelle Melton, PsyD; Celine McNelis-Kline, EdD
  • Date Recorded: 9/15/2021
  • Learning Objectives:
    • 1. Access your current state of well-being and implement specific tools to improve your personal mental health and wellness.
    • 2. Evaluate your work and home environments to determine where well-being habits can be achieved, incorporated, and improved.
    • 3. Apply what you have learned to modify personal environments and cultures to be more wellness and mental health centric for everyone.
  • Link: https://arizona.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=1e21efd3-b0dd-4476-8188-ae40013ce1b0


Session 2:

Title: Creating a Culture of Wellness and Wellbeing


Session 3:

Title: Moving out of Exhaustion and Fatigue Through Strength Based Approaches

  • Speaker(s): Teri Pipe, PhD
  • Date Recorded: 2/16/2022
  • Learning Objectives:
    • 1. Participants will describe interplay between individual, organizational and societal well-being efforts within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • 2. Participants will have the opportunity to use evidence-based self-reflection experiential learning to explore experiences of making meaning, progressing toward moral resiliency, and navigating life-work integration.
    • 3. Participants will explore realistic ways of addressing prolonged exhaustion and suffering.
  • Link:  https://arizona.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=bd279d22-ce46-4dcd-a550-ae40014f8adf

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