The Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities with substance abuse services throughout Los Angeles County. Programs and services are provided to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity.
Since 1972, AADAP began with the mission to improve community health through providing prevention education, treating substance abuse, and facilitating economic development to increase job skills and employment opportunities. Our programs have expanded to include HIV/AIDS outreach, Drug Court Services for the Inglewood Municipal Courts, tobacco education, and a for-profit business venture, MTC Construction.
AADAP upholds a value of cultural humility, offering services in 12-different languages, person-centered care, and ability to assist anyone wherever they’re located. On top of our culturally competent services, AADAP integrates holistic approaches within our family-based care model. AADAP also uses evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Contingency Management (CM), and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) from prevention to harm-reduction to intervention. Additional services include, substance use prevention and mental health capacity service deliveries.
AADAP Inc. has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International since 2014. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization that sets rigorous and comprehensive guidelines for governance, fiscal responsibility along with standards of care. Service providers who are CARF-accredited have earned the recognition for their compliance with the company’s leading-edge set of standards from business practice to service delivery. CARF accreditation is the official industry designation that recognizes service standards as well as best practices which AADAP has proudly upheld the meticulous standards and maintenance process throughout the agency.
Much has changed since those early AADAP days, but one thing that remains is AADAP’s motto and philosophy: “People Need People.”