Michigan Professional Recovery Program
The Health Professional Recovery Program is a confidential, non-disciplinary program designed to assist licensed or registered health professionals recover from substance abuse/chemical dependency problems or a mental health problem. The toll-free number for the HPRP is 800-453-3784. For more information, visit the HPRP website.
Wellness Resources from the ADA
The Wellness section of the ADA Center for Professional Success contains a variety of useful wellness resources. Topics include work/life balance, ergonomic tips, stress, reducing hand or back pain, and recovery from addiction. Included is the Dentist Well-being Program Directory and Dental Well-being Handbook. Also available is the 2015 Dentist Well-Being Survey Report.
Toll-Free Dementia Help Lines Available
Help is available to individuals suffering from forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease.
The Michigan Dementia Coalition has created three individual toll-free help lines for individuals suffering from these diseases and families and friends who may be caring for them. The numbers are:
- Alzheimer’s Disease: (800) 337-3827;
- Huntington’s Disease: (800) 909-0073;
- Parkinson’s Disease: (800) 852-9781.
The Michigan Dementia Coalition is a group representing universities, community agencies, consumers, and state units of government concerned about dementia.
Resources on chemical dependence, drug seekers and the Michigan Automated Prescription System.
The International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous is a group dedicated to providing support, fellowship and resources for recovering health professionals worldwide.
TED Talk: What the Columbine Shooting Taught Me about Pain and Addiction
This talk by by Austin Eubanks addresses emotional pain’s role in addiction and his hopes and suggestions for ways to move forward.