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
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
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 $250 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:
New Member Sign Up - Become an IDAA member.
Update Membership Information - Update your membership
Annual IDAA Meetings offers information about and access to
online registration for those meetings.
Other Meetings provides information about state, regional,
national and international meetings of interest to health professionals
IDAA Cyber (online email) Recovery Meetings which include
Cyberdocs, MD2, and Al-Anon (members only).
Providers' Recovery Meeting Locator is the listing for local
professional health care AA/NA meetings (members only).
Community Bulletin Board shows the latest news of interest
to IDAA members.
This website is an evolving community effort; if you have any questions,
concerns, or ideas for improvement please send an email to the
IDAA Executive Director.