2019 Meeting
Knoxville, Tennessee

The next IDAA annual meeting will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee July 31 - August 4 , 2019.
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International Doctors
Alcoholics Anonymous

Dedicated to Providing Support, Fellowship, and Resources for Recovering Health Professionals Worldwide

  • We are family oriented with something for each member of the family.
  • We are a non-compulsory organization (we *want* to be here).
  • We offer face-to-face contact with large numbers of recovering Health Care Professionals with prescriptive authority (and their families) at our annual meeting.
  • We share our personal experience as recovering individuals and in overcoming professional obstacles.
  • We have offered confidential fellowship for recovering doctors since 1949.

International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA) is a worldwide fellowship of more than 9,900 healthcare professionals, and their families, who strive to help one another to achieve and maintain recovery from addictions.

Membership is open to doctorate level health care providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, or to those in training for these degrees.

IDAA is a CONFIDENTIAL resource available to health care providers (and their families) seeking recovery. IDAA is not involved officially with agencies or treatment providers that monitor physician recovery. Volunteer contacts do not benefit financially from their work with IDAA. IDAA is not directly related too local, state or national regulatory agencies. Although members may work for treatment or regulatory agencies, IDAA members pledge to protect anonymity of other IDAA members and their families.

IDAA maintains the position that mainstream AA/Al-Anon is the basis for our recovery programs. We are not terminally unique! Specific issues do arise, however, for healthcare professionals that may be hard to deal with in regular AA/Al-Anon meetings. Many of these concerns can be explored in a safe environment at the IDAA annual meeting and in email-based meetings available through this website.

There is an annual fee of $50 for IDAA membership. The only requirement for IDAA membership is being a health care provider who desires to stay sober and healthy. The spouse and/or children of a health care provider may themselves be members even if the otherwise qualifying provider is not yet in recovery. The purpose of this website is to provide experience, strength, and hope for prospective and current IDAA members, their families, and their friends. Information on the organization and links to other resources for recovery are available below.

The IDAA Help Line is a confidential network available to health care providers or their family members seeking a peer to talk with about alcoholism, addiction, recovery and related concerns. Contacts will also help IDAA members find recovery meetings at home and when traveling. To learn more about IDAA, or to become an IDAA member, please follow the links below:

Find out how to sign up for "Members Only" areas.

This website is an evolving effort; please let us know if you have questions, concerns, ideas for improvement at:

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