Chapter of Addiction Medicine

What is Addiction Medicine?

Addiction Medicine is the comprehensive care of people with substance use and addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction, and pharmaceutical dependency. 

The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) 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. 

What is the College doing?

The AChAM is contributing to a number of RACP policy and advocacy projects, and the EVOLVE initiative, to create a list of the top 5 ‘low value' practices used in commonly encountered clinical scenarios within addiction medicine. 

AChAM has also informed the RACP’s response on issues including: 

How can I contribute my expertise?

RACP Trainees and Physicians need to see Represent Your Profession or email policy@racp.edu.au or use the online contact form

How do I contact AChAM?

Email AddictionMed@racp.edu.au or use the online contact form

Where can I read more?

Read published RACP policies, position statements or submissions by searching the Policy and Advocacy Library or view the latest Policy Submissions.
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