The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine is a national society of medical professionals and scientists committed to helping Canadians understand and recover with dignity from substance use disorders. We are an inclusive organization that encourages informed, respectful dialogue and sharing around best practices for addiction treatment. If you are caring for Canadians who have substance use disorders, you are welcome at CSAM-SMCA.

CSAM for members

In addition to unrivaled networking opportunities in the Canadian addictions community, CSAM-SMCA seeks to provide industry-leading educational opportunities for its members. Your membership gives you discounted access to our annual meetings, conferences, and webinars and comes with a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Addiction (CJA). You’ll have exclusive access to our member directory, addiction job postings, and referral resources, plus you’ll be eligible to participate in our governing committees. All are welcome to join CSAM-SMCA.


Our membership rates vary based on your work in the addictions community and the stage you’re at in your career. Our aim is to make membership accessible to anyone who wishes to join.

CSAM investment cost

Physician and PhD Memberships

$229 per year *

$635 for three years
(save $52)

$1,045 for five years
(save $100)

* Physicians in their first year of independent practice save 50% off the one-year rate.
* Retired physicians and PhDs can join CSAM-SMCA for $40 per year.

Resident or Fellow Membership

$45 per year

Associate Membership

$65 per year

Associates are individuals who practice in the field of addiction medicine but do not have an MD or a PhD, such as addiction counsellors and social workers.

Student Membership


Students at accredited Canadian colleges and universities can join CSAM-SMCA for free. Those who wish to receive the Canadian Journal of Addiction can subscribe for the discounted rate of $15 per year.

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