History and Mission Statement
The Association of Alcoholism and Addiction Programs is the umbrella trade
organization for chemical dependency treatment programs, encompassing all
corporate structures and treatment modality types in its membership. The
non-profit organization is financed solely through membership dues. Membership
includes hospital based programs, publicly funded non-profits and
privately-owned treatment facilities providing the full spectrum of inpatient
and outpatient services, including programs for women only, women with children,
adolescents, and special populations. Association members collectively employ
over 1,000 staff and provide chemical dependency treatment services to some
35,000 patients annually.
The association changed its name to the Association of Alcoholism and
Addiction Programs of Washington State in 1987 to reflect the integration of
drug treatment with abstinence-based alcoholism treatment. It is constituted as
an organization of alcoholism and other drug addiction programs which are
approved by the State of Washington.
The Association's mission is:
- To provide the means by which alcoholism and other drug addiction
programs may enhance the effectiveness of their work.
- To support the ongoing development of the administration of the programs of
treatment, information, referral, and others that assist the alcoholic and other
drug addicted person, the family, and others who are affected by the illness of
alcoholism and other drug addiction.
- To effect an environment which promotes cohesiveness, openness, candidness,
discretion, commitment, and trust within the Association.
- To effect, develop and practice a process which nurtures both personal and
professional growth for alcoholism and other drug addiction program directors.
- To effect an environment of communication where program directors can share
mutual concerns and problems and take appropriate action when necessary.
Are you interested in joining AAP?
Read Reasons to Join AAP.
For more information on applying
Power Point Presentations from WAST
2017 Conference Presentations
Value Based SUD - Kelly Grayson
Behavioral Health Integration and Beyond - Joe Valentine
11th 42 CFR Part 2 Presentation - Carole Hayes
MARIJUANA AND YOUTH: The Subtle Epidemic - Stephan Bogan
The Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test - Stephan Bogan
Counselor Magazine Marijuana Article - Stephan Bogan
Ethics Training - Brian Smith
HIPAA BA and SRA Presentation - Alan Davis
Everything Will Change - Lorie Dwinell
Shifting the Paradigm: Adolescent Cannabis Abuse
and the Need for Early Intervention - Stephan Bogan
Social Network - Lorie Dwinell
Trauma of Recovery - Lorie Dwinell
Young Adult Health Survey - 3rd hour Presentation - Stephan Bogan
WA AAP Conference Language Addictionary - John Kelly
New Science on Treatment, Self-Help and Recovery - John Kelly
2016 Conference Presentation
Discovery to Recovery - Click Here
2015 Conference Presentation
Science of Recovery - Click Here
2014 Conference Presentations
Jerry Blackburn, BA, CDP - Envisioning Ourselves as Educators (CD Care...)
Rick Ries, MD - Preventing Addiction Related Suicide (PARS)
Paul Weatherly, MA, CDP - Marijuana: Diagnosis, Deferred Prosecution and DUI
Frank Couch, MA, LMFT, CDP, NCACI & Beth Meyer, MA, LMFT, CDPT - CRAFT
Greg Bauer, CDP - DSM-5 and its use by Chemical Dependency Professionals