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CPA 2019: Save the dates and Call for Pre-conference Workshop

posted: Jun 22, 2018

The Planning Committee is excited to announce that the next annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) meeting, hosted by the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP, APA Division 50), has been set for April 4-6, 2019 and will take place at the Hotel Providence in Providence, RI.  

Before the main meeting starts in the early afternoon of the 4th, we would like to again hold half-day, pre-conference workshops on the... read more

FDA Approves Generic Suboxone

posted: Jun 22, 2018

"FDA approves first generic versions of Suboxone sublingual film, which may increase access to treatment for opioid dependence
Agency is taking additional steps to advance the development of new FDA-approved treatments for opioid dependence and encourage their more widespread use"

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

posted: Jun 22, 2018

From NIH:
Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose 
NIH research confirms effective treatments for opioid use disorder are underutilized.
A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid... read more

REMINDER: Call for Division 50 Student Rep Applications

posted: Jun 17, 2018

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for Division 50 student representative applications is less than 2 weeks away at 11:59 pm on Friday 6/29. Please see the original call below for more information.
Additionally, if any student interested in applying for the position is currently attending RSA and would like to meet in person to chat, email Laura Lesnewich at to set up a time and place.... read more

Postdoctoral Position at Indiana University School of Medicine

posted: Jun 13, 2018

A postdoctoral position in the neuroscience/behavior of alcohol addiction is available at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry with Dr. Brandon Oberlin.  The applicant will be motivated by an interest in the neural and behavioral economics of addiction, and should hold a Ph.D. in addiction neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, or a related discipline.  The Oberlin lab seeks to elucidate mechanisms of addiction-related decision making, with special focus on... read more

Postdoctoral Position in Social Psychology and Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst

posted: Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Allecia Reid, in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is seeking applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate beginning in September 2018. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION. The position will focus on the roles of psychological and social factors in health and development of psychological interventions to improve health outcomes.  Psychosocial factors and processes of interest may include cognitions,... read more

Senior Research Assistant Position Available at Florida International University

posted: Jun 12, 2018


The Research on Adolescent and Child Health Laboratory (ReACH; ... read more

Postdoctoral Associate Position Announcement at Duke University Medical Center

posted: Jun 12, 2018

Position Announcement

Postdoctoral Associate

Occupational Summary
The HIV and Addictions Research Program (HARP), directed by Dr. Christina Meade, is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and MRI data analysis. Our team seeks to understand how drug addiction and HIV infection together impact the brain... read more

Congratulations to new APA Division 50 (SoAP) Officers

posted: Jun 10, 2018

The ballots are in and our Division officers have been elected.  Congratulations to the following dedicated SoAP members:
President-Elect: Linda Sobell
Member-at-Large (Science): Kirk Bowden
APA Council Representative: Ray Hanbury
Treasurer: Ty Schepis
Secretary: Linda Sklaski
Thanks also to those who were not... read more

6th Annual Vermont Center on Behavior and Health Conference: Call for Poster Abstracts

posted: Jun 8, 2018

6th Annual Conference
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Need for Innovation and Greater Treatment Capacity
October 11-12, 2018
Burlington Hilton Hotel, Burlington, Vermont
The 6th Annual VCBH Conference will focus on the nation’s opioid epidemic, improving access to treatment, and effective pain/addiction management. These... read more

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