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 Annual Report

In 2021, ACAAM launched its first year of membership of the organization. We saw many successes within membership and engagement, external relations, education, finances, and more. Find our 2021 Annual Report, "By the Numbers", to read about the accomplishments of the organization. 

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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