January/February 2018 - Volume 12 - Issue 1

  • Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP
  • 1932-0620
  • 1935-3227
  • 6 issues / year
  • 2.129

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.

ASAM Applauds Walmart’s Launch of DisposeRx


Nearly 11 million people misused prescription pain relievers in 2016.[i] ASAM applauds Walmart’s actions to combat the opioid epidemic and we hope the debut of ...

ASAM Holds Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline Pre-Planning Meeting


The purpose of this meeting was to define the scope of ASAM’s newly launching guideline on alcohol withdrawal management. The alcohol withdrawal management guid...

ASAM Welcomes New CMS Direction on Section 1115 Waivers


ASAM commends CMS for issuing this new guidance which expands access to care and requires states to align their section 1115(a) demonstrations with certain goal...

ASAM commends the President’s commission for a thorough and thoughtful report that recommends an array of smart and actionable interventions


ASAM submitted comments to the commission in preparation for the report and is glad that many of those recommendations are incorporated in the final report.

ASAM Commences Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management


Guideline to address current lack of guidance around alcohol withdrawal management that has led to inadequate clinical practices and identify the best practices...

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 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.