SoAP promotes advances in research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addictive behaviors including problematic use of alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs and disorders involving gambling, eating, sexual behavior, or spending. Membership includes a subscription to the peer-reviewed journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and the newsletter of the Division.
What's New
The Addictions Newsletter (TAN),
Fall/Winter, 2014

The latest news and insights about SoAP, addiction research, and more.
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Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction
SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd Annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference.
Student & Trainee Perspectives
Students and trainees share their experience, thoughts, concerns and ideas in various topics.
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SoAP's 2014 Convention Program Collaborative and SoAP-sponsored symposia and poster presentations. Check it out!
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APA 2015 Convention
The APA 2015 Convention will be held in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 6-9, 2015 .
special column: Where do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going?
Alan J. Budney, President of SoAP

Alan J. Budney
President of SoAP

I am appreciative of the opportunity to lead and serve SoAP during this coming year. My year as President- Elect and the first months of my term have already produced numerous rewarding experiences, the best of which has been getting to know a new group of colleagues and students through Division 50 activities. As some of you know, this is my second tour of duty as an APA Division president; I served Division 28 back in 2006. That now seems so long ago, which I feel must be true given that I agreed to run for President of Division 50—we all know painful memories fade over time (just kidding, sort of).

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