Our mission is to promote academic excellence and leadership in addiction medicine.


To be the premier physician membership organization in academic addiction medicine by:

  • Developing and supporting ACGME fellowships and credentialed faculty
  • Promoting high standards and evidence-informed science free of outside influence or bias
  • Integrating and teaching an addiction medicine curriculum in all medical schools and residencies
  • Representing the interests of academic addiction medicine to stakeholders, including the public
  • Advancing a formal presence of addiction medicine across medicine and health care


  • Excellence and Integrity
  • Dedication and Passion
  • Stewardship and Mentoring
  • Collaboration and Collegiality
  • Equity and Social Responsibility

ACAAM is dedicated to fostering an equitable, welcoming environment within academic addiction medicine. Learn about our anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

2021 Strategic Priorities

The ACAAM Board of Directors identified five 2021 Strategic Priorities to guide strategic and operational efforts.
  • Finance & Administration
  • Membership & Engagement
  • Education
  • Workforce/Academic Development
  • External Relations

Our History

ACAAM History

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