Partner Organizations

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is the lead organization for this project. AAAP has a membership of more than 1,000 addiction psychiatrists with interests in clinical care and education; AAAP has taken the lead in developing innovative approaches to training that have seen widespread success in the area of office-based treatment of opioid use disorder. AAAP’s peer reviewed journal is The American Journal on Addictions. AAAP developed the first eight-hour, online buprenorphine training leading to waiver eligibility. As one of five organizations authorized by DATA 2000 to train physicians to be waivered, AAAP has trained more than 13,000 physicians. AAAP developed a 3.75-hour self-study/4.25-hour face-to-face, training which meets DATA 2000 requirements for the waiver in office-based treatment of opioid use disorder currently used in Physicians’ Clinical Support System – Buprenorphine (PCSS-B). The development of educational resources for PCSS-MAT will build upon experiences gained in resource development to date, much of which is being successfully utilized in PCSS-B and Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O). AAAP will also lead the Clinical Experts Panel and Mentoring Panel for PCSS-MAT, including development of web-based resources such as online modules, webinars, case vignettes, and development/collection of satisfaction and assessment instruments in addition to GPRA.

American College of Emergency Physicians

The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public. The ACEP believes quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services.

American College of Physicians

ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States with 137,000 members including internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows. ACP seeks to be the foremost education and information resource for all internists.

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a national medical specialty society representing 37,000 psychiatrists in the U.S. and from around the world. Founded in 1844, it is the largest and longest-serving psychiatric medical association. APA’s members work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance use disorders. One of the means by which APA maintains an extensive presence in local communities is by the work of its District Branches and State Associations. These groups maintain ongoing contact with their members, provide local educational opportunities, and opportunities for networking and regular interaction. APA’s contributions to the PCSS include webinars, interactive online clinical vignettes, and waiver-eligible trainings.

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) is a specialty academy of the American Osteopathic Association, dedicated to improving the understanding of addiction as a disease. AOAAM is committed to attaining science-based core competencies in the prevention, assessment, and treatment by Osteopathic Physicians; with a leadership voice in the Osteopathic Profession for sound public policy associated with substance use disorders. AOAAM has a strong grassroots network of providers, serving in both underserved urban and rural areas. Osteopathy makes up 8% of physicians in the U.S., however, because of the emphasis on family practice, it is estimated that osteopathic physicians deliver 20% of primary care in this country. As part of our consortium for PCSS-B and PCSS-O, AOAAM has delivered numerous trainings in community settings both urban and rural.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing over 3,100 physicians dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions. ASAM has 39 chapters representing 42 US states. ASAM has generated premier publications in the field including the standards for the care of patients with addictive disorders (the ASAM Criteria); a leading textbook – the Principles of Addiction Medicine; and the Journal of Addiction Medicine.  ASAM also offers an e-Live Learning Center with over 200 hours of online CME. As part of PCSS-MAT consortium, ASAM brings a unique and critical ability to address the primary care community as well as the treatment of pregnant women with opioid addiction.

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). The primary mission of AMERSA is to encourage the creation and delivery of educational programs in substance abuse for healthcare professionals. AMERSA achieved national prominence for its role in the design and dissemination of substance abuse curricula for physicians, the development of health professional educators in medicine, nursing and social work, and its annual national conferences. AMERSA’s 300 members represent the broad spectrum of health professions, from medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacology, public health, and allied health professions. AMERSA members mentor health professionals interested in becoming teachers, clinicians and researchers in the field. Their peer reviewed journal is Substance Abuse.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1994 by pioneers from the first twelve Drug Courts in the nation. This extraordinary group of innovative judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals created a common-sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives. From those visionaries came the Drug Court movement and ultimately the broader “problem-solving court” principles taught in law schools and utilized in everyday court practice throughout numerous municipal, state and federal court systems nationwide. Today with 3,057 Drug Courts in operation in all 50 states and U.S. territories, NADCP has forever changed the face of the justice system.