We are passionately

Committed to Recovery

Our  primary  objective  is  treatment and  recovery.    Treatment and recovery decisions and  actions  by the  recovering     pharmacist or     student     pharmacist are   not   reported to   the   Oklahoma   State   Board of   Pharmacy   (OSBP)   or   Academic   Dean through   cooperatively  working with  OPHP.    In the  event  of a  prolonged relapse,  our contract with the pharmacist or student pharmacist is terminated and we are mandated to notify the    OSBP    or    Academic Dean.

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Kevin's Story

How I Became a Professional

Graduated with honors from Southwestern Oklahome State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy.

Became a licensed Doctor of Pharmacy and transferred to a store in Oklahoma City, OK.

Entered into treatment for substance abuse at Oklahoma Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists (OPHP) as a grateful participant eager to learn about the new found freedom in recovery.
Started working as a relief pharmacist at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.
Accepted a full-time pharmacist position at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.
Many years and numerous titles later, I became the Executive Director of OPHP, responsible for the day to day operation of OPHP under the OPHP Board of Directors oversight.

What to Expect

First, a call must be made to OPHP (1-800-260-7574). If there are indications of impairment during the call, OPHP will arrange a professional evaluation immediately. If treatment is deemed necessary, OPHP will provide the individual with a list of OPHP approved treatment facilities. OPHP maintains contact both during and after treatment to assist when necessary and will monitor the recovery period. 

A recovery agreement is put into effect to allow OPHP to assist in the recovery process. Once that agreement expires and there are no other impairment issues, the case will be closed. If impairment recurs, the process will be repeated.

Are anonymous calls accepted? No. The caller must identify him or herself and give specific reasons for suspecting that impairment exists. This procedure serves to minimize the possibility of crank calls, and in the event, additional information is needed from the caller. The caller’s name will remain confidential in all circumstances.

Strategies for the challenges of recovery

If You Experience One of the Following Symptoms:

Feeling stressed and depressed

Battling with anxiety or panic attacks

Relationship problems

Not eating or eating too much

Obsessive, compulsive behaviors