About Our Section

Mission Statement

The goals of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) are to:

(1) develop, foster, and advocate for sound research, policy, and practice in the fields of ATOD epidemiology, prevention, and treatment, and

(2) enhance communication concerning ATOD issues among the Section members and the section leadership, APHA members, and the wider community.