Georgia P.R.N.

Information updated as of 10/2017

PharmAssist Recovery Network (Georgia Pharmacy Foundation)

Model: State Pharmacy Association,Foundation 

Eligible for Pharmacists, Student Pharmacists and Technicians

The Georgia Pharmacy Foundation offers assistance to help impaired pharmacy professionals recover through the PharmAssist program. The purpose of this program is to address the problems related to alcoholism, inappropriate chemical use and emotional disorders that pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians might experience during their careers. PharmAssist has a network of volunteers who are trained to help their peers. The program develops a treatment-plan contract, monitors participation and provides encouragement and support needed for a successful recovery.

The PharmAssist Network continues to provide advocacy, intervention and assistance to the impaired practitioners, students and technicians in the state. If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please call the hotline number:

404-419-8130
24 hours/7 days a week
All calls are confidential and will be returned as quickly as possible.

50 Lenox Pointe, N.E., Atlanta, GA     30324

Office Phone #:  (404) 231-5074       Fax#: (404) 237-8435

       Mobile # 404-558-1983

Contact person for Assistance - Director: Jim Bartling, Pharm D., ADC

E-mail: bartling_jw@mercer.edu     
Office phone #: 678-547-6181

Web Site Address: 
http://www.gpha.org/foundation/

This organization has a 5 member (non-paid) board of directors.  It is free standing/separate from the
Pharmacy State Board. It is not free standing from the Georgia Pharmacists Association. The GPhA offers
staff support, meeting space, and help in conference planning. PharmAssist is part of the Georgia Pharmacy
Foundation (a non-profit entity). It does utilize substance abuse professionals with credentials.
What about funding? The organization does not charge client fees. It does not receive funding through 
license renewal fees. Other sources of funding: Georgia Pharmacy Foundation, and Conference Surplus.  
Active clients include: Pharmacists, Student Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians