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.

Addiction Resources

Find additional resources for Addiction Psychiatry, including opportunties for residents and medical students, federal resources and programs, and related organizations.

FREE PCSS-MAT Webinar Series (with CME):


When: noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
Who: Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
Topic: Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders: Progress and Challenges