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.

Latest news on Addiction Medicine

Read the latest news and communiques from the Chapter of Addic​tion Medicine

Get involved

You can get involved in the Chapter and connect with other AChAM Fellows and Trainees in a number of ways:


The AChAM President is Associate Professor Adrian Reynolds FAChAM. Adrian graduated with an MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1980. He has worked in the drug and alcohol sector since 1983 and has extensive international health experience, working previously with the World Health Organisation and the United Nations in a number of countries including Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines, India and Russia.

In 2002, Adrian was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine. He was appointed as the Clinical Director for the Tasmanian Alcohol and Drug Services in 2007 and has an appointment with the Medical School, University of Tasmania as Clinical Associate Professor. Adrian was the Addiction Medicine Policy ​and Advocacy Representative on the College Policy ​& Advocacy Committee (CPAC) from 2013 to 2016.

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