Who We Are

Western Doctors in Recovery Group is dedicated to providing a vibrant forum for information, education and encouragement for doctorate level health care professionals and their families to support one another in their recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions.

We hold an annual regional retreat modeled after the New England Professionals Group and following the principles of International Doctors in AA.

Formation of the group began with an open meeting at the 2014 IDAA conference in Rancho Mirage.  Over 50 people attended that meeting to discuss the idea of forming a regional group for the western US.  With the support expressed at that meeting, planning started.   The first weekend gathering was held March 13-15, 2015 in sunny Redondo Beach, California.

We have modeled our group after the International Doctors In Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA) organization which offers world-wide support to doctors and their families. You can learn more about them here.

The IDAA Annual Meeting in 2017 will be at The Cliff Lodge (Snowbird Resort)
Salt Lake City, Utah on August 2-6, 2017.  https://www.idaa.org/2017/

Please see the video below of Chris Bundy, Medical Director of the Washington Physicians Health Program, discussing the 2016 WDR Meeting.