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),
Spring, 2015

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

So … as professionals or students in training with a focus on substance use and addiction, I am certain that most of you have been asked some version of the following question by family, friends, or colleagues: Do you think marijuana should be legalized or decriminalized? You know that this is a very polarized issue, and, whatever your answer, you should think carefully about why you support that position? Are your reasons data driven, based on social or personal values, or based on projected fiscal impact?

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