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American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Phone Number

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400 Massasoit Avenue Providence, Rhode Island, United States 02914



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We are psychiatrists, faculty, medical students, residents and fellows, non-psychiatrists and related health professionals helping those with substance use disorders and mental health disorders.

Educating, influencing and encouraging excellence in practice, policy and prevention for the field of Addiction Psychiatry and beyond.

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 the addicted as well as dually diagnosed patient;
  • Support for adequate research funding in the addictions

Mission Statement

  • Promote high quality evidence-based screening, assessment and treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental disorders.
  • Translate and disseminate evidence-based research to clinical practice and public policy.
  • Strengthen Addiction Psychiatry specialty training and foster careers in Addiction Psychiatry.
  • Provide evidence-based addiction education to health care trainees and health professionals to enhance patient care and promote recovery.
  • Educate the public and influence public policy for the safe and humane treatment of those with substance use disorders.
  • Promote prevention and enhance addiction treatment and recovery across the life span.
  • Promote research on the etiology, prevention, identification and treatment of substance use and related disorders.