About us


Welcome to the South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS) a formally constituted non profit Society. The primary objective of the Society is to promote the ethical and evidence-based practice of addiction medicine in South Africa. The Society is a non profit organization.

Three classes of membership are open to qualifying individuals:

Ordinary Membership is open to any medical practitioner registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa in good standing. Voting rights at general meetings are available to all paid up ordinary members.

Associate Membership is open to any scientist or supplementary health professional with an interest in addiction medicine registered as a member in good standing with a recognized professional body. Associate members shall not have voting rights.

Honorary membership may be offered by the executive committee to any person of distinction including lay persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the objectives of the Society. Honorary members shall not have voting rights.