J-1 Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence (1986, revised 2013)

Policy Number: J-1

Policy Category: Impaired Dental Students

The American Student Dental Association recognizes that chemical and alcohol abuse/dependency is a chronic and debilitating disease. ASDA supports school and tripartite-based programs that act as a resource to the impaired dental student for information on treatment and counseling services. Such programs should facilitate the return of the impaired dental student, in a rehabilitated state, to the competent and successful completion of their education.