and Pharmacy Personnel

NCPHP provides North Carolina’s pharmacists and pharmacy personnel with identification, evaluation, monitoring and advocacy support for substance use issues. This allows them to participate in a sustainable recovery program and serve the public in a safe manner.


NCPHP works collaboratively with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NCBOP) to protect the public by evaluating, monitoring, and referring for assessment and/or treatment, pharmacists and pharmacy personnel where there is a concern regarding the ability to practice pharmacy with safety and skill due to a substance use disorder.



NCPHP’s referrals come from the NCBOP, hospitals, employers, colleagues, and self-referrals, among other sources.


Self-referrals are well received and highly recommended, as preemptively seeking assistance demonstrates a willingness to address a potential issue before patient care is affected. If you are considering self-referral, you may want to complete these self-assessment questionnaires.


The NCBOP is dedicated to helping pharmacists and pharmacy personnel dealing with substance use disorders and, in doing so, fulfilling their mission of protecting the public. Pharmacists and pharmacy personnel can self-refer to NCPHP and remain anonymous to the NCBOP. If you are considering self- referral or referring someone you know, please contact us for help in doing so.


Learn more about referrals.



Michael W. Wilkerson, MD Family Assistance Fund

Michael W. Wilkerson, MD served as Medical Director of NCPHP from 1998-2004.  During his tenure, he made many contributions toward building and strengthening the program that has helped so many North Carolina medical professionals.  In honor of Dr. Wilkerson, and at the suggestion of his wife, the Michael W. Wilkerson, MD Family Assistance Fund was established.  These scholarship funds are provided to family members to give them the opportunity to participate in the family program at the treatment center or to allow family members to seek outpatient therapy as an integral part of the recovery process.  The fund may also be used to financially assist struggling families in helping to meet other critical family needs while their family member is in treatment (e.g., utility bills, mortgage, groceries, etc.).


Specific Uses:

  • To facilitate attendance to family week activities during participant’s treatment program (cost of attendance, travel expenses, etc.).  Receipts or verification of expected expenses will be required prior to reimbursement.
  • To facilitate treatment for family members (residential & outpatient).  Documentation of treatment expense will be required prior to reimbursement.
  • To assist financially struggling families meet household needs while family member is in treatment.  Receipts will be required prior to reimbursement.

Maximum scholarship per family is limited to $1,500 per calendar year (January to December).  To apply, complete this form.

How do I know if I need help from NCPHP with a substance use disorder?