The Eleventh Annual Providers Conference – May 4-5, 2017
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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
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
Below are the presentations for the 2013 sessions for you to view or download.
Funding Alcohol and Drug Treatment - Ken Stark
Functional Autonomy - Jerry Blackburn
Caring for the Young Adult - Jerry Blackburn
Current Drug Trends and Overdose - Mary Catlin
Spirituality in Healthcare - Bill Starr
RCKC Buprenorphine Program Evaluation – Dennis Donovan
RCKC Buprenorphine Treatment Program – Patricia Knox
The Marijuana Conundrum - Paul Weatherly
Delivering Treatment in an Era of Reform – Gary Humble, Open Minds
Unraveling the Mysteries of Urine Drug Testing – Jim Heit
WHPS Substance Abuse Monitoring Programs – Nicole Vreeland