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Policies and Recommendations on Substance Use Disorders

Below are the ADA's official policies and statements on alcoholism, drug addiction, and other substance use disorders, as adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.

  • Board Policy on Opioid Prescribing
  • Statement on the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Dental Pain
    (2005:328; 2016:286)
  • Statement on Alcoholism and Other Substance Use Disorders
    (2005:328; 2017:40)
  • Statement on Provision of Dental Treatment for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
    (Trans. 2005:329)
  • Statement on Alcohol and Other Substance Use by Pregnant and Postpartum Patients
    (2005:330; 2017:40)
  • Statement on Substance Abuse Among Dentists
    (2005:328; 2017:40)
  • Statement on Substance Use Among Dental Students
    (2005:329; 2017:40)
  • Dental Schools to Provide Education to Dental Students on Drug and Alcohol Use and Misuse
  • Guidelines Related to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drug Use by Child or Adolescent Patients
  • Insurance Coverage for Chemical Dependency Treatment
    (1986:519; 2012:442; 2017:40)

Prepared by: Division of Government and Public Affairs
Last Updated: August 9, 2018