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Welcome to the Arkansas Association of Addiction Professionals! Thinking about becoming an addiction professional or joining NAADAC and your state affiliate?


About Us

ARAPA embraces diversity to further promote cultural competence, inclusion, and to demystify and address the growing awareness of disparities within the addictions field among race, ethnic, minority groups. 

The Arkansas Addiction Professionals Association (ARAPA) is the state affiliate of NAADAC, the National Association of Addiction Professionals. ARAPA seeks to promote the advancement of Addiction Professionals, through the unification of addiction counselors, recovery support specialists and other addiction-focused professionals with a direct interest in the field of addiction treatment and recovery throughout the State of Arkansas.

Through advocacy, ARAPA promotes the importance and need of addiction professionals through legislative measures, continuing education, professional networking opportunities and advocacy  campaigns for local, state and national recognition.

ARAPA is the premier association for addiction-focused professionals leading the way for health and recovery in Arkansas.


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