The Mission and History of CAAP
Founded in 1984 as Colorado Addiction Counselors,

CAAP/SACC formally affiliated with NAADAC in 1993.

The Colorado  Association of  Addiction Professionals ( aka the Society of Addiction Counselors of Colorado) is an affiliate of NAADAC: The (National) Association of Addiction Professionals. NAADAC and CAAP are committed to promoting excellence in care by advocating for the highest quality and most up-to-date, science-based services for clients, families and communities. CAAP is committed to offering its membership many benefits including excellent educational opportunities, clinical training, and increased professional standing via representation at the local, state and national levels. 

CAAP Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a body of elected and appointed members,

who jointly oversee the activities of CAAP.

Monthly Board Meetings
Includes dates and location of monthly CAAP Board meetings. CAAP meets on the 4th Saturday of every month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

2015 Award Winners

Click on pictures to read the winner biographies. 

Please congratulate them on their recognition as a leader in the field!



CAAP and Social Media: offering you resources for networking and workforce development:

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Expand your professional competency:  Receive two career-building memberships for one by joining NAADAC and CAAP!

Membership to NAADAC and CAAP has many benefits for professionals working in the addictions field. Click here for more information regarding membership benefits, fees, and application.

CAC Training Facilities

Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, CAC Clinical Training Program: List of Training Facilities that offer trainings for CAC credentialing.

MAC and NCAC Examinations

CAAP manages testing for LAC, MAC and NCAC certifications. Click here for information on how to apply for testing, as well as the upcoming testing periods.

For Your Practice:  Links
Links to websites that keep you up-to-date as addiction treatment professionals.

CAAP Committees

  • CAAP Committees include Annual Meeting, Legislative Activity, Membership, Newsletter, Recovery Month, Workforce Development, and Website.
  • Committee members are dedicated to advocating for addiction professionals, through active involvement within the treatment community as well as representation at the regulatory level.