It’s hard to believe that I’m already writing my final column for TAN as your SoAP President. It’s been an immensely rewarding task steering the SoAP ship for the past twelve months. I’ve learned a lot and I have appreciated the opportunity enormously. The future, for sure, is always uncertain, but as Abraham Lincoln implies, as an organization we are likely to be better off being proactive rather than reactive. Perhaps the biggest challenges we’ve faced during the past twelve months have been trying to regain our Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders and ensuring the success of our mid-year conference, the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA).