Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine

The Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) is a Chapter of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Adult Internal Medicine Division that connects and represents Addiction Medicine Fellows and trainees in Australia and New Zealand.

AChAM advances the study of Addiction Medicine in Australia and New Zealand through training, research and collaboration with health professionals and organisations. The AChAM provides training and continuing professional development to ensure excellence in skills, expertise, and ethical standards. AChAM advocate on behalf of our members and act as an authoritative body for consultation in Addiction Medicine to ensure quality care for individuals with addiction disorders.

About Addiction Medicine

Addiction Medicine is the comprehensive care of people with a wide range of addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction, and pharmaceutical dependency. Addiction Medicine Physicians work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians to improve health outcomes for patients. Addiction Medicine also plays an important role in shaping public policy in the areas of health protection, prevention and health promotion for improved public and population health outcomes.

Training in Addiction Medicine

Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine is three years in duration. The Chapter of Addiction Medicine Education Committee oversees the training program. Trainees are awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM) when they complete their training.

Find out more about the Advanced Training program in Addiction Medicine


See AChAM committee.

Be involved

In addition to the AChAM committees, you can get involved in the Chapter and connect with other AChAM Fellows and Trainees through AChAM advocacy activities and AChAM events.

If you have any enquiries, please contact

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