The following resources are available to members of the Dental Family who are seeking help in dealing with substance abuse:
Dentists of Alaska Recovery Effort – also known as DARE
This program is available to Alaskan dentists who have a colleague they believe has a problem with alcohol and substance abuse or who is personally struggling with alcohol and substance abuse. If you think you or someone you know may have a problem, please call the Alaska Dental Society admin office at 907-563-3003. All inquiries are kept confidential.
You have patients to be concerned about and to contend with. You have family obligations and responsibilities. You have staff who need your guidance and direction. You have a small business that needs leadership and management. There are people who can help you or help a friend in need.
Other Alaska Resources:
Providence Breakthrough – 800-478-0615 or 907-562-7325 or www.providence.org/alaska/facilities/breakthrough/default.htm
Alcoholics Anonymous -- Alaska: For listings of AA resources across Alaska log on to www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/US_CtrOffice/ak.html or call 907-272-2312.
Because Alaska is a "small" state, there is help available from outside resources.
Talbot Recovery Campus – 24 hour confidential intake line at 800-445-4232 or www.talbottcampus.com
Sierra Tucson – 24 hour confidential intake line at 800-842-4487 or www.sierratucson.com
Hazelden – Center City, Minnesota, 24 hour contact at 800-257-7810 or www.hazelden.org