Louisiana Addiction Professionals Association

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Overview

Our mission is to advocate for competent, professional addiction counseling and peer support workforce and the services they provide. Our members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education.

Our Purpose:
1. Promote and encourage the organization of addiction professionals and peer support services in Louisiana
2. Foster public awareness of addictions as treatable disorders
3. Promote and advocate for legal and medical reforms in the treatment of addictive disorders
4. Advance the science of addictive disorders through research, study, and scholarship
5. Elevate and maintain the standards of education for certification/licensure required to treat people with addictive disorders
6. Elevate and maintain the standards of ethical and professional conduct in the provision of addiction treatment and recovery support services
7. Elevate and maintain the standards of honor, dignity, and integrity of addiction service providers
8. Conduct state conventions, regional seminars, and educational programs to increase the competence and knowledge of LAPA members, allied health professionals, and the general public
9. Represent the appropriate role of addiction professionals and peer support services at local and state levels
10. Engage in other related activities as are necessary or desirable to fulfill the purposes and objectives of LAPA.

LAPA, the Louisiana Association of Addiction Professionals, is a proud affiliate of NAADAC. NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals.

Locations

  • 3234 White Shadows Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, USA