“The mission of CFAAP is to advance the practices of the addiction profession in California by encouraging innovative research and development, disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering the educational process while promoting the highest quality treatment and prevention services for California communities and their families.”





The Foundation is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of California, U.S.A.   It is structured to comply with the provisions of United States IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).

The Foundation is an addiction research and development organization specific to California’s addiction profession. The Foundation goals are to create effective Research and Development in the California addiction profession.

The Foundation does not identify or discriminate on constituency involvement; any interested individuals, agencies, institutions or groups may become involved and become sponsors/contributors.

The foundation is non-profit and will be fully funded through donations, grants, sponsors/contributors and volunteers.

CFAAP was founded in part by the leadership of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). 

The Foundation’s activities are state focused in scope and primarily geared toward public education by engaging in research and development for the addiction and prevention profession, patients, the public and the media in efforts that elevate public dialogue and standards of care in addiction and prevention services.

The mission of the Foundation compliments the missions of other California organizations, educational institutes and related organizations within the addiction profession.

CFAAP is also the official autonomous education board for the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CCBADC.)  CFAAP has the exclusive responsibility of reviewing all provider and educational institutes education content to ensure it meets the CCBADC certification and recertification requirements. CFAAP submits approvals, denials, and deferments for educational institutes and/or providers who apply directly to CAADAC who issues notification to the providers. 

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