January/February 2017 - Volume 11 - Issue 1

  • Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP
  • 1932-0620
  • 1935-3227
  • 6 issues / year
  • 2.065

Read the article about the new National Practice Guideline from the American Society of Addiction Medicine on the Use of Medication in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Read the article about the Guideline here.

Today, marks an historic day as ASAM convened stakeholders, including several medical societies, eight federal agencies, patient and payers organizations at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for a press conference and stakeholder summit to announce and accelerate the adoption of its newly released National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (National Practice Guideline) and associated products. The meeting … Read more about the conference here.

Drug Testing Appropriateness Document Public Comment Period Open


The draft document is now open for external review. We encourage all members of ASAM, as well as other stakeholders, to participate. Reviewers have 25 days unt...

ASAM Announces Partnerships to Offer Free Training for NPs and PAs to Treat Opioid Addiction


New partnership with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) offers new training courses that will allow p...

ASAM applauds announcement of new addiction medicine board examination in fall of 2017


Starting in the fall of 2017, ABPM will offer physicians who are certified by a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) the opportunity...

House passes sweeping health innovation bill with $1 billion for opioids


“This legislation can help create real change for the millions of Americans impacted by the opioid crisis,” the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose said in a stat...

ASAM Applauds Release of Historic Surgeon General Report on Substance Use and Addiction


American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds this historic examination of the health effects of drug and alcohol misuse and commends Dr. Murthy for ta...

The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine
July 27th - July 29th - The course offers two and a half days of sessions which are mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprint of topics for the board exam and features an outstanding faculty.
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The ASAM 48th Annual Conference
April 6th - April 9th - The ASAM 48th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine.
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The ASAM Treatment of Opioid of Opioid Use Disorder Course
Online/Live - Includes waiver qualifying requirements for authority to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence. This course covers medications to manage patients with addiction involving opioid use. Click here for more information.

Publishing Addiction Science
Online - This FREE online course includes editors from the Journal of Addiction Medicine who will de-mystify the publication process and provide knowledge and skills for publishing addiction science. Click here for more information.