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Shaping Substance Abuse Treatment for 50 Years

The Washington State Association of Alcoholism and Addiction Programs (AAP), established in 1973, provides leadership and innovation in the field of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment. With a history spanning half a century, AAP represents excellence and advocacy in SUD care. Uniting a diverse spectrum of treatment modalities and practitioners, we raise the bar on what constitutes quality care.

18th annual conference

Building Bridges

Supporting the Entire Continuum of Care

April 2024

4/22/24 - 4/23/24
8:00am - 5:00pm


Lynwood Event Center
3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA

Our Annual Conference will be from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 23, 2024


The voice of chemical dependency for more than 40 years!

Our association’s efforts are largely focused on lobbying both state and federal legislative bodies, while the remaining activities are devoted to engaging with state regulations, advancing professional development, and educating the public. Here is a snapshot of our accomplishments over the last 50 years —

Deferred Prosecution

We advocate for greater access to chemical dependency treatment in lieu of being prosecuted.

Expand DUI Laws

We advocate for the compulsory assessment + treatment of individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

Expand Treatment Access

We advocate for low income + indigent populations to have greater access to substance use disorder treatment.

Health Care Coverage

We champion the cause for comprehensive healthcare coverage for SUD treatment.

Early Intervention

We expand discourse and educate the public on the identification + prompt treatment of chemical dependency.

Education + Training

We promote state chemical dependency counselor certification.

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Impact Through Membership

Our members collectively serve over 45,000 individuals annually and are at the heart of AAAP’s mission. These dedicated programs across Washington provide access to quality, innovative, and professional treatment for substance use disorders. Our members are a testament to the power of collective effort and commitment to excellence in healthcare, exceeding the needs of those they serve with compassion and expertise.

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Benefits of Membership

Quality + Access

Contribute to and benefit from efforts to ensure access to high-quality SUD treatment.

Influential Partnership

Actively participating in a unified front that has an impact on the direction and advancement of the field.

Innovative Collaboration

Engage in a dynamic environment + share mutual concerns and solutions, while participating in creative problem-solving and trust-building.

Professional Growth

Be among a culture of continuous learning and professional advancement with clinicians, administrators and support staff.