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What is alcohol and other drug dependency?

Alcohol and other drug dependency is a chronic, progressive illness characterized by the continued use of such substances in spite of adverse consequences.

Alcohol and other drug dependency can be identified through appropriate evaluation.

Signs and symptoms of this illness may include:

  • mood swings;
  • social withdrawal;
  • a decline in job performance;
  • isolation;
  • legal problems;
  • financial problems; and
  • physical deterioration.

What can I expect when I call RPP?

You will speak with a professional willing to assist you with your questions regarding your treatment, recovery and RPP's referral and monitoring program.

Will my contact with RPP be reported to my licensing board?

No. Voluntary contacts with RPP are confidential.

What happens if I am already under monitoring by my licensing board?

You are encouraged to contact RPP. However, monitoring by your licensing board will continue until your case has been transferred to RPP.


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