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About the American Society of Addiction Nursing (ASAN)

ASAN Mission: To provide leadership, collaboration, education and support through the use of evidence informed care in all practice settings and to promote research and education for the prevention, compassionate intervention and treatment of addiction.


ASAN welcomes all nurses as full voting members:

We believe All Nurses share in their commitment to our patients, clientele and students.

  • LPN’s and LVN’s
  • RN’s
  • NP’s, CNS’s and APRN’s
  • DNP’s and PhD’s

ASAN welcomes Nurses from all over the World:

  • Our name places a focus on Nurses in America.
  • Our mission includes collaboration! ASAN welcomes collaboration with nurses everywhere.

The American Society of Addiction Nursing (ASAN) was created in 2020 by the founding members to fill a void in our profession. The founding members recognized a void in the true advocacy of Nurses in their pursuit of caring for clients and communities.

ASAN welcomes Nurses from all settings as full voting members:

There are so many areas nurses care for patients, clients and the community; Inpatient, Outpatient, Public Health and Academia. 

  • Detox / Withdrawal Management
    • Hospital, Residential, Outpatient
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Methadone Maintenance, Office Based Treatment
      • Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone
  • Pain Management
  • Acute Care
    • Emergency Care, Medical Surgical / ICU, OB-GYN, Neuro,
  • Outpatient
  • Academia
  • Community College, Universities, Research
ASAN also welcomes affiliate members in the healthcare field; Physicians, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists and others. 


Founding Members

Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle RN

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Carolyn Baird, RN-BC

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Fran Campbell, RN

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Bill Carrick, RN

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Virginia A. Coletti, RN

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Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, PHNA-BC, FIAAN, FAAN

EM Garcia PhD, DNP, DHEd, MBA, MSN, MAEd, APRN, NP-C, CNOR, CSSM, FACLNC

William J. Lorman, MSN

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Carol Kowalski RN,MSN, CADCII, CARN

Connie C. Mele MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, LCAS, NE-BC, FIAAN 

Diane Snow , PhD,APRN, PMHNP- BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Chris Vourakis, RN

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Rosemary Smentkowski MSN, RN. PMHNP-BC, CARN

Roxanne Vandermause, PhD, RN, CARN

Al Rundio, RN

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Donna M. White, RN

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