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Philippine Addiction Specialist Society (PASS)

The Philippine Addiction Specialists Society (PASS) was instituted as the official chapter of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) in the Philippines in August 2022.

About Us

The Philippine Addiction Specialists Society (PASS) is an umbrella organization for all clinicians, researchers, academicians, and organizations involved in addiction treatment programs, training, and research in the Philippines.

PASS is committed to the maintenance and furtherance of all specialized fields of addiction science services in the country. It is geared towards ensuring optimal evidence-based and compassionate care delivery to those who need it. The organization encourages clinically relevant addiction science research and governance and the rapid dissemination of new findings. It also aims to develop constructive and harmonious relationships with addiction science experts and advocates, and to facilitate discussion and exchange of information among specialists in the field of addiction science.

Who We Are

BENJAMIN VISTA

At least two decades of years experience in the management of mental health conditions and addictions,  in in-patient, out-patient and community settings.

CLARA FUDERNAN

She is a Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist and actively practicing her profession.

JOSELITO PASCUAL

Joselito C. Pascual, M.D is the Head of the Division of Addiction Medicine at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, UP – PGH

MARIANO HEMBRA

Dr. Mariano S. Hembra, is a Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Psychiatry and Fellow of the Philippine Psychiatric Association.

RENIEL CRISTOBAL

Reniel Cristobal has been in the Addiction Treatment Field for over 23 years. An Addiction Counselor and Family therapist.

Network

THE COLOMBO PLAN

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DANGEROUS DRUG BOARD

ASIAN CENTER FOR DRUG POLICY

NATIONAL POISON MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL CENTER

PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY

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