Asian Association for Addiction Professionals


About AAAP

Asian Association for Addiction Professionals (AAAP) is a network of addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in Asia. The primary objective of AAAP is to develop a field of addiction counselors with professional qualifications and backgrounds.


What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition involving the pathological use of a substance or compulsive behavior to obtain pleasure but becomes destructive when continued. Common substances that are abused include alcohol, nicotine and amphetamine, while behavior addictions can involve a wide range of activities such as gambling, shopping, internet gaming and sex.