ASADS exist to foster and maintain the integrity of alcohol and substance abuse related services for consumers and provide continuing education and educational programs for professionals working with populations affected by alcohol and substance abuse.
In doing so, we wish to coordinate between federal, state and local agencies to enhance the development of comprehensive educational programs focusing on alcohol and substance abuse issues. This will set a high standard of professional education and training through educational conferences and programs of continuing education.
To provide affordable quality education to the community on substance abuse treatment, prevention, and other areas of shared concern.
To lead the effort in promoting a broader understanding and acceptance of the process of addiction.