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We Help Physicians Thrive

Physicians Serving Physicians is a discrete peer program that provides peer support, consultation and referral to physicians, their families and colleagues who are affected by substance use disorders.


Our Background

Physicians Serving Physicians (PSP) was formed in 1981 by a group of physicians in recovery to help other physicians and their families struggling with chemical dependency. The core of PSP's mission is to provide active help and service to physicians, medical students, and family members affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Over the years, PSP has broadened its mission to address mental health concerns while providing education, information, and referrals addressing the broader spectrum of addiction and mental health issues which health care professionals face. 

Who We Help

Any physician, resident, or medical student who believes they may be addicted or any physician, resident, or medical student who worries that a colleague or family member may be struggling with addiction.

How We Help

Help begins with an initial, confidential phone consultation to discuss issues, options and choices. PSP offers consultation, counseling, and a full range of referral sources including peer group support for physicians in recovery.

No Fees

We are a voluntary, self-supporting organization of physicians providing help, support, and referrals to our colleagues, whether the affected individual is the physician, resident, medical student, or a suffering family member.