The next IDAA annual meeting will be held in
Keystone, Colorado July 31 - August 4 , 2013. Go here
for more information and registration.
"And We Will Know Peace."
Dedicated to Providing Support, Fellowship, and Resources for
Recovering Health Professionals Worldwide
Welcome to the IDAA website. IDAA is a group of approximately 6000
recovering health care professionals of doctorate level who help one
another achieve and maintain sobriety from addictions.
IDAA strongly supports mainstream AA as the basis for everyone's
recovery program and that needs to be first and foremost. We are not
terminally unique! However, specific issues do arise for healthcare
professionals and impaired doctors that are hard to deal with in regular
AA meetings. Many of these issues are explored in the safe environment
of the IDAA annual meetings and in the online email-based meetings on
this website. There are no dues or fees for membership, just the desire
to stay sober and off mood-altering drugs.
This website provides information and
resources for prospective and current members along with their family and
friends -- information on the organization and links to other resources
for recovery. The IDAA HelpLine is a network of
available to doctors seeking another doctor to talk with about their
alcohol and/or drugs problems. These doctor contacts also will help IDAA
members find meetings when visiting in the local area.
You are encouraged to actively participate in making this a useful and
interesting website to visit.
Sign up as a
new member or change your membership information. Check out the Annual IDAA Meetings and register
online for them on their websites. There are also Other Meetings, both
International and US based, of interest to health professionals in
Members who register or update their registration information
online also have access to the Email Recovery Meetings (listgroups) and the Doctors' Recovery Meeting Locator. Read the
Community Bulletin Board
for the latest news, then leave your own announcement or comment.
Find out how to sign up for these
"Members Only" areas here.
This is an evolving effort, please come back frequently and stay involved
with your recovering community.
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International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of
doctors and their families whose primary purpose to support one another
in recovery from alcoholism and other drug addictions.
The IDAA organization provides support and encouragement through:
The study and application of the steps and traditions of Alcoholics
The annual IDAA meeting.
Education and ongoing network development within the tradition of
IDAA does not provide professional counseling, therapy or