1. Standards of Care

    The Standards will “raise the bar” of expectations, applying to any physician assuming the responsibility for caring for addiction and related disorders.
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  2. ASAM Review Course

    The essential primer for physicians preparing for a career in addiction medicine and for the ABAM Certification Examination.

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  3. The ASAM Criteria

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  4. Become an Associate Member

    ASAM is uniting the field by creating an interdisciplinary community to share research, treatments and experience.

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  5. Addiction

    Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry...

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  6. Mission

    Our mission is to improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of Addiction Medicine.
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News

  • 3/13/2014

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Primary Care Interventions

    On March 10th, the Task Force published a final recommendation statement on primary care behavioral interventions to reduce illicit drug and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents. ASAM submitted comments which expressed concerns about unintended consequences that may result from the Task Force’s recommendations.

  • 2/17/2014

    Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician Document Released

    The Practice Improvement and Performance Measurement Action Group has published Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician.

  • 1/22/2014

    President Comments on Marijuana Use, ASAM Expresses Concern

    ASAM expresses its concern that the President's comments regarding marijuana use in the January 27, 2014 edition of The New Yorker magazine may contribute to the growing misperception among America's youth that marijuana is harmless. ASAM finds insufficient evidence to support the notion that the public health benefits of using the illicit drug outweighs the dangers to users and to their communities.

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