Addiction Psychiatry

In 1991, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) established Addiction Psychiatry as a subspecialty in psychiatry. To achieve the subspecialty certification, the psychiatrist must: More


Education and Training

APA provides a variety of training opportunities for physicians who wish to learn more about substance use disorders, including:


Clinical Resources

Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSSMAT)

Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)

Physicians’ Clinical Support System for Buprenorphine (PCSS-B)


Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

A number of Federal agencies and offices promote Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) as a mechanism to address the health and societal consequences of substance abuse and addiction. Clinicians are encouraged to screen their patients for drug and alcohol use/abuse and provide treatment or referral to treatment when indicated. The following organizations offer an array of resources.

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Oct
2015
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2015 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • New York, NY
  • Thur,  Oct  08 - Sun,  Oct  11
  • 12:00 AM - 10:15 AM
May
2016
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2016 Annual Meeting
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Sat,  May  14 - Wed,  May  18
  • 10:15 AM - 12:00 AM