AAAP. Putting knowledge and experience into service.

AAAP. We are psychiatrists, faculty, medical students, residents and fellows and related health professionals committed to evidence-based clinical practices and research in the prevention, identification and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.

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Issues of General Interest to Membership Include:

Assuring that new discoveries, research findings and technologies in the area of addictions become available to patients and are applied to clinical practice;

With comorbidity at approximately 50%, assuring that every patient with an addictive disorder has a psychiatric evaluation to assure accuracy of diagnosis and proper treatment;

Exploring the relationships of Addiction Psychiatrists to reimbursement systems, to managed care and to third and fourth party payers;

Maintenance of quality control and risk management in an era emphasizing cost containment;

Relationship between psychiatrists and primary care physicians in treating patients with substance use disorders, as well as dually diagnosed patient;

Support for adequate research funding in the addictions

  • Why join AAAP?

    AAAP is the professional membership organization for learning and sharing about the art and science of Addiction Psychiatry research and clinical treatment.

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AAAP policy and advocacy: Putting goals into action.

  • AAAP Mission Statement

    AAAP Mission Statement

    AAAP is the premier national professional organization for Addiction Psychiatrists, physicians, and allied health professionals dedicated to education, training, research and policy in the field of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.… Read more
  • Policy Statements

    Policy Statements

    Statements by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry are not intended to serve as a standard of medical care or treatment, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of individual AAAP members. … Read more
  • Advocacy Statements

    Advocacy Statements

    Statements by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry are not intended to serve as a standard of medical care or treatment, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of individual AAAP members. … Read more

Meet AAAP

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

AAAP's Board of Directors are tireless advocates for members, the field of Addiction Psychiatry, and evidence-based treatment for our patients.

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Our Past Presidents

Our Past Presidents

Our Past Presidents are vital to our history and our future to being a successful and vibrant organization.

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Committees

Committees

AAAP offers many committees within the organization for our members to interact with colleagues.

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AAAP Staff

AAAP Staff

Meet the AAAP staff members. Always available to answer your questions and keep you informed.

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