Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

Community, advocacy and training information; professional development opportunities.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) provides local programming for Massachusetts physicians and associated professionals.  ASAM is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and... Read More

The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH), formerly known as Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporations of Massachusetts (MHSACM), represents the community-based mental health and addiction treatment organizations of Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC) is the Massachusetts affiliate of NAADAC  - The National Association for Addiction Professionals. MAADAC is a professional membership organization dedicated to the needs and advancement of addiction focused professionals.

MACHW is a statewide professional organization for community health workers (CHWs) from all disciplines, and was founded to enable CHWs to lead the movement to organize, define and strengthen the profession of community health work.

Minority Fellowship Scholarship Programs

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of 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.

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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) represents not-for-profit and for-profit providers (free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes).  It has acted as the voice of private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S., in Congress, in the insurance industry, in... Read More

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

The Massachusetts Chapter of National Association of Social Workers (NASW-MA) is the major professional social work organization in the state. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW is committed to the mission of advancing professional social work practice and the profession; and to promoting human rights, social and economic justice, and... Read More

The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. The Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and a voice of the private provider industry.

The Recovery Homes Collaborative is a group of Massachusetts Residential Treatment programs dedicated to helping people with substance use disorders.