Addiction Acronyms


AAAlcoholics Anonymous
AAAPAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
AACPAmerican Association of Community Psychiatrists
AAMFTAmerican Associated of Marriage and Family Therapists
AATODAmerican Association of the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
ACAAdult Children of Alcoholics
ACTAssertive Community Treatment
ADDAttention Deficit Disorder
ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADMAlcohol, Drug Abuse or Mental Disorders
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AMIAlliance for the Mentally Ill
AMTAAmerican Methadone Treatment Association
AODAlcohol and Other Drugs
AOSAddiction Only Services
APAAmerican Psychological Association
APDAntisocial Personality Disorder
ARNDAlcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder
ASAMAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine
ASIAddiction Severity Index
ASPDAntisocial Personality Disorder
ATRArt Therapist Registered
ATTCAddiction Technology Transfer Center
AUDITAlcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
AUSAlcohol Use Scale


BACBlood Alcohol Content
BAIBeck Anxiety Inventory
BDIBeck Depression Inventory
BHTBehavioral Health Technician
BEDBinge-eating disorder
BPDBorderline Personality Disorder
BSIBrief Symptom Inventory
BTBehavior Therapy


CACocaine Anonymous
CAAPEComprehensive Addictions and Psychological Assessment
CADCCertified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CAMIChemically Abusing Mentally Ill
CAPCertified Addiction Professional
CARFCommission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CBTCognitive  Behavioral Therapy
CCISCComprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care
CDChemical Dependency
CDCCenter for Disease Control and Prevention
CEContinuing Education
CINAClinical Institute Narcotic Assessment
CIWA-ArClinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment
CMContingency Management
CMHSCenter for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)
CODCo-Occurring Disorders
CQIContinuous Quality Improvement
CSAPCenter for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA); Corrections Substance Abuse Program
CSATCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA)
CTRSCertified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
CTUCrisis Triage Unit


DAIDrug Abuse Index
DALIDartmouth Assessment of Lifestyle Inventory
DAREDrug Abuse Resistance Education
DASTDrug Abuse Screening Test
DATOSDrug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies
DBTDialectical Behavior Therapy
DDCDual Diagnosis Capable
DDEDual Diagnosis Enhanced
DDRNDual Diagnosis Recovery Network
DIDdissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder
DISDiagnostic Interview Schedule
DSM-IVDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition
DTRDouble Trouble in Recovery
DUIDriving Under the Influence
DUSDrug Use Scale
DWIDriving While Intoxicated


EAPEmployee Assistance Program
EBPEvidence Based Practices
ECAEpidemiological Catchment Area
ECTElectroconvulsive Therapy
EDEating Disorder
EMDREye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMRElectronic Medical Record
EREmergency Room
ETOHEthyl Alcohol


FASFetal Alcohol Syndrome
FASDFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
FDAFood and Drug Administration
FMLAFamily and Medical Leave Act


GAGamblers Anonymous
GADGeneral Anxiety Disorder
GAINGlobal Appraisal of Individual Needs
GHBGamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid


HCRAHealth Care Reform Act
HHSUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
HIPHIV Integration Project
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus


ICMIntensive Case Management
ICOPSDindividuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders
IOMInstitute of Medicine
IOPIntensive Outpatient
IPRIntensive Inpatient Rehabilitation


LCADCLicensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapists
LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor
LOCUSLevel of Care Utilization System
LOCLength of Care
LPCLicensed Professional Counselor


MAMethadone Anonymous
MADDMothers Against Drunk Driving
MASTMichigan Alcoholism Screen Test
MATMedication Assisted Treatment
MATCHMatching Alcoholism Treatment to Client Heterogeneity
MDDAManic Depressive and Depressive Association
METMotivational Enhancement Techniques
MFIRMen’s Forensic Intensive Recovery
MHSF-IIIMental Health Screening Form-III
MHTMental Health Technician
MIMotivational Interviewing
MICAMentally Ill Chemical Abuser
MICDMentally Ill Chemically Dependent
MIDASMental Illness Drug and Alcohol Screening
MINIMini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview
MISAMentally Ill Substance Abuser
MISUMentally Ill Substance Using
MPDMultiple Personality Disorder
MMPIMinnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
MTCModified Therapeutic Community
MSWMasters in Social Work


NANarcotics Anonymous
NAADACNational Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
NACNational Advisory Council
NAMINational Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NASADADNational Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
NASMHPDNational Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
NCADINational Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
NCSNational Comorbidity Study
NIAAANational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIDANational Institute on Drug Abuse
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health
NLAESNational Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Study
NMHANational Mental Health Association
NRCNational Research Council
NTIESNational Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study


OCDObsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OMTOpioid Maintenance Therapy
ONDCPOffice of National Drug Control Policy
OTCOver the Counter Medication
OTPOpioid Treatment Program


PAWSPost-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms
PDpersonality disorder
PGpathological gambling
PHIProtected Health Information
PICPractice Improvement Collaboratives
PPCPatient Placement Criteria
PRISMPsychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders
PTSDPosttraumatic Stress Disorder


REMRapid Eye Movement
RPTRelapse Prevention Therapy
RRRational Recovery
RTCResidential Treatment Center


SADAPState Alcohol and Drug Abuse Profiles
SAISubstance Abuse Initiative
SAMHSASubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMIsubstance abusing mentally ill
SAMMSubstance Abuse Management Module
SAPSubstance Abuse Professional
SCIDStructured Clinical Interview for Diagnosis
SDSSymptom Distress Scale
SMISeverely Mentally Ill
SOGSSouth Oaks Gambling Screen
SPMISerious and Persistent Mental Illness
SSISimple Screening Instrument for AOD Abuse
SSRISelective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
STDSexually Transmitted Disease
STEMSSSupport Together for Emotional/Mental Serenity and Sobriety
STPShort-Term Program


TCTherapeutic Community
TIPTreatment Improvement Protocol
TREMTrauma Recovery and Empowerment Model


UDSUrine Drug Screening
UFDSUniform Facility Data Set
URUtilization Review
URICAUniversity of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale