Statement on Alcoholism and Other Substance Use Disorders
1. The ADA recognizes that alcoholism and other substance use disorders are primary, chronic, and often progressive diseases that ultimately affect every aspect of health, including oral health.
2. The ADA recognizes the need for research on the oral health implications of chronic alcohol, tobacco and/or other drug use.
3. The ADA recognizes the need for research on substance use disorders among dentists, dental and dental hygiene students, and dental team members.
Adopted October 2005