Introduction

All levels of APAAP Membership: Professional, Associate and Student are open to individuals who are engaged as an addiction professional or interested in addiction counseling work. All members must abide to the APAAP Code of Ethics. Addiction professionals who attended the Certified Addiction Counsellor training will receive the first year membership free of charge. Others who have not attended the CAC training will need to pay an annual membership fee of HKD $780. All members will entitle to all benefits that are offered by NAADAC as affiliated members (Please refer to Membership Benefits below). Please note that APCCAP Certification and APAAP Membership are distinct. APAAP membership does not lead to professional certification.

Levels of membership

Professional Members: Open to individuals who are engaged as an addiction professional e.g. social worker, nurse, medical doctor, etc. Individuals do not necessary be a Certified Addiction Counselor of APCCAP.

Affiliate Members: Open to individuals who are not working as addiction professionals but are interested in addiction counseling work.

Student Members: Open to those individuals currently enrolled in a university or government approved education institution with a minimum of three credit hours in addiction related studies and not currently practicing as an addiction professional. Students involved in a full or part-time internship are also eligible for student membership.

Membership Benefits

Members will receive regular updates and training information from APAAP and will enjoy reduced rate for training organized by APAAP.

Members of APAAP will also enjoy NAADAC membership benefits including:

  • Free subscription to NAADAC’s official magazine, Advances in Addiction & Recovery.
  • Reduced rates for NAADAC sponsored conferences, public policy events, NAADAC regional meetings and workshops.
  • Reduced rates for all NAADAC publications, such as the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference and Study Guide, used by experienced professionals and as a guidebook for preparation for certification exams.

Application

To apply for APAAP membership, please complete the Application Form (link) and mail to:

Secretary of APAAP
8/F Tung Wah Mansion, 199-203 Hennessy Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2827-1408
Fax: (+852) 2877-9559
Email: icapt@tungwah.org.hk