Wisconsin P.R.N.

Information updated as of 10/2017

Model: State Pharmacy Associations

Eligible for Pharmacists, Interns, Student Pharmacist and Technicians


Wisconsin Pharmacy Recovery Network 
c/o Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
701 Heartland Trail, Madison, Wisconsin   53717
Phone #:  (608) 827-9200
Web Site Address: 

Coordinator:  Sarah Sorum  E:Mail should be sarahs@pswi.org


How does WPRN work?
The Wisconsin Pharmacy Recovery Network (WPRN) is a voluntary support group. The impaired pharmacist’s acceptance and successful participation in the program will allow the network to advocate for the pharmacist.

Who does WPRN help?

As structured, the Network is designed to provide confidential support to the primary impaired pharmacist, intern, pharmacy student, and the family or significant others affected by the impairment.

What can WPRN provide?

Confidential referrals to primary and regional contacts.Intervention services to assist the pharmacist and family in facing the problem.Support of the impaired pharmacist’s treatment, after care and rehabilitation to re-entry into the profession.

Is there a charge for services? 
There is no fee for referral, recovery assistance or rehabilitation support services offered by WPRN.

When a referral is made for evaluation and treatment, the cost of treatment services, including drug screening, will be the responsibility of the individual participant. Most of these services are reimbursable through health insurance plans.

Educational Services

To employers and EAP programs.Professional Associations, Students, Educational programs on addiction, intervention, aftercare, and re-entry issues.

Why is WPRN necessary?
Estimates place the incidence of alcoholism and other drug dependency in pharmacists at about 10-15% for alcohol 
and about 3% for other drugs. If these figures reflect the incidence of substance abuse in Wisconsin, we may have as 
many as 500 to 600 impaired pharmacists in this state.

The Wisconsin Pharmacy Recovery Network (WPRN) is a network of volunteer recovering pharmacists organized
 to provide early detection, intervention, aftercare support and education to pharmacists in the area of drug and 
alcohol dependency or physical impairment.

Help is only a phone call or e-mail away.
If you would like more information about the program, if you personally have a problem, or you live or work with a
pharmacist who does, call the Network Information Line at (608) 827-9200. All inquiries will be referred to a primary 
or regional contact within the network.

WPRN Contacts
Ernie Witzke

1230 S Main
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

 , 920-723-1936

Tom  Pire
18585 Woodberry CT.
Brookfield, WI 53045

Tracey Head
Madison, WI

WPRN meets at the PSW Headquarters Building
The first half of the meeting is an open meeting to discuss the Wisconsin Pharmacy Recovery Network.  The second half of the meeting is a 12 step meeting and is designed for those individuals who themselves are recovering from chemical dependency.