Apply to be a student associate

Are you currently studying towards a qualification in the subject of addiction? Become an associate of the SSA to receive most of the benefits of membership but at a reduced rate.

As an alternative to membership, students may join the SSA as associates, for a reduced fee. This is available to students who are taking or are about to undertake a UK-based university course in which the focus of study is in the addiction field. Overseas students enrolled on an addiction course at a university which subscribes to one or both of the Society’s journals are also eligible. This status offers most of the benefits of membership, without the right to become a trustee or vote on SSA business.

To apply for associateship, please complete and submit the following form. We will write to confirm your application has been formally accepted (usually within a few days). You must include a scan or screenshot of a confirmation letter from your university, which:

  • is dated in the current academic year
  • refers to the course being in the current or coming academic year
  • clearly states that the course has an addiction focus

Please note:

  • Acceptance as an associate of the Society for the Study of Addiction is not a professional endorsement or validation, and we do not give permission to cite SSA associateship on personal profiles for this purpose.
  • Associateship status must be renewed annually. Applications made and accepted now will expire on 31 December 2024.