Why Join AAAP?

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


As relentless advocates for those suffering from the devastation of
substance use disorders and mental health disorders, we are driven to transforming lives through a commitment to using evidenced based research to continually improve clinical approaches and outcomes for their patients.

For specialists in Addiction Psychiatry, general psychiatrists, physicians, academicians, researchers, medical students and other health care professionals AAAP is a caring and engaging group of like-minded professionals who excel at translating work from the laboratory to solutions required in the real world.

Members appreciate being welcomed into a collegial environment where they have the opportunity to meet new colleagues, learn up close from thought leaders and contribute their own knowledge to an ever-expanding dialogue.

As the leading source for the latest evidenced-based research on addiction, AAAP provides an ideal forum for health professionals in the field to expand their skills through certification and continuing education programs in the field of Addiction Psychiatry.

For members of the general public whose lives are touched by the challenges of substance use and its frequent link to other mental health disorders, AAAP is an accessible source for hope and insights into the science behind the latest clinical approaches and a better understanding of the complex issues of addiction.