The Association of Addiction Professionals of the District of Columbia (AAPDC) is an affiliate of NAADAC.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.
NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state, territory, and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.
The Association of Addiction Professionals of the District of Columbia’s (AAPDC) mission is to uphold the NAADAC Code of Ethics and to enhance the professional standards, practices, and ethics of persons engaged as an addiction professional and behavioral health provider, including peer specialists, in the District of Columbia. AAPDC aims to increase awareness through providing consultation, education, and training to enhance skills necessary to promote long-term treatment and recovery outcomes for individuals who suffer from substance use disorders. Through advocacy and community collaboration, we hope to engage in substance use disorder prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support in the District of Columbia.
Our affiliate hopes to promote comprehensive advocacy, training, and educational programs, as well as empower and unify a professional organizational network that will enable greater competence, capabilities, and professional knowledge of Association members and others.
What We Do
NAADAC is working to make treatment by nationally certified counselors available to every person who needs it.