Addiction Psychiatrists are on the forefront of a national effort to address substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. The need for Addiction Psychiatrists and their specialized training is significant. Too many times, mental illness as it relates to substance use disorders is forgotten. It is AAAP’s mission to make certain all areas of a patient’s mental health are addressed and treated. That’s why AAAP strives to give our members the training, resources, and support they need so that their patients receive evidence-based treatment.
Through fellowships, AAAP’s Annual Meeting, and other trainings and activities, AAAP’s main focus has been, and always will be, to provide members a unique and inclusive environment where all clinicians who are dedicated to treating addictions are welcome.