The conference has been re-named (formerly Med-Sci) to reflect exciting new changes for a more interactive, casual and fun learning environment.

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  2. Sign-Up to Rappel

    Participate to raise funds and awareness for addiction medicine.

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  3. Review Course

    The essential primer for people taking the ABAM Board Exam and for those wanting a thorough overview of Addiction Medicine.

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  4. ASAM's Treatment Criteria

    Get the most widely used treatment criteria for addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions. 
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  5. Addiction

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

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  • 4/17/2015

    Release of Medicaid Parity Proposed Rule Lauded as Important Step for Those with Addiction and Mental Illness

    ASAM as part of its membership with the Parity Implementation Coalition, announced its thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for releasing a proposed rule that applies the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) to Medicaid Managed Care plans, Alternative Benefit Plans and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

  • 4/17/2015

    Take Action: Support the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

    On, Wednesday, April 29, your help is needed to support federal legislation that reduces criminalization of addiction and improves prevention, treatment and recovery services

  • 4/8/2015

    A Critical Time to Donate in Support of Improving Addiction Care

    2015 marks the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment’s 25th Anniversary, and now more than ever it is important to ensure the longevity of the fund. The endowment is the foundation for ASAM to expand its voice as the expert resource for addiction medicine. Consider making a generous donation today!

  • 3/27/2015

    ASAM Members Featured in Mediaplanet Campaign

    ASAM fellows and members Drs. Kane, Krantz and Salsitz contributed to a comprehensive Mediaplanet feature about the dangerous and growing prescription opioid crisis.

  • 3/26/2015

    ASAM Releases Report on Performance Measures for Addiction Specialist Physicians

    ASAM announces the release of its report on “Performance Measures for the Addiction Specialist Physician” that establishes much needed benchmarks for addiction related care. Drafted by a diverse panel of researchers, academicians and performance measure experts, the document describes nine measures that address key areas of concern in health care delivery which, when implemented, will have the potential to improve patient and health care outcomes.

  • 3/25/2015

    ASAM Year In Review: 2014

    An in-depth report on 2014 ASAM accomplishments in improving access to and the quality of addiction care.