American Society of Addiction Medicine
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Take advantage of two valuable courses held in advance of the ASAM Review Course in Orlando..
...will assist clinicians prescribing medications to patients with addiction related to opioid use.
2015 Annual Conference and Pain & Addiction Full Registrants get FREE access to Austin Sessions!
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In this issue of ASAM’s official journal – Journal of Addiction Medicine – it’s found that for people who use cocaine, stopping or reducing cocaine use is associated with decreased levels of endothelin-1 (ET-1)—a protein that plays a key role in the development of coronary artery disease.
ASAM invites participation in a Twitter chat hosted by USA Today (@USATODAY) with health reporter Liz Szabo and CDC Director Tom Frieden this Thursday, July 9!
The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment (TREAT) Act would immediately expand patient access to effective addiction treatment by increasing the number of patients a provider is initially allowed to treat per year and removing the patient cap after one year for qualified physicians.
ASAM announces the release of its National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (Practice Guideline).
On April 25, ASAM honored Dr. Mark S. Gold with its John P. McGovern Award at its 46th ASAM Annual Conference.
ASAM has honored Bess O'Brien with the 2015 Media Award for her documentary The Hungry Heart. The award presentation took place at The ASAM 46th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday, April 26. ASAM President, Stuart Gitlow presented Ms. O’Brien with her award during the 2015 Awards Luncheon.
July 30 - August 1, 2015 - The essential primer for physicians preparing to take the ABAM Certification/Re-certification Exam as well as physicians interested in learning more about addiction medicine.
July 29, 2015 - Half online, half live course provides 8 hours of CME training for eligibility to obtain a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
July 29, 2015 - FREE ASAM course for prescribers of ER/LA Opioids and all affected by the prescription of ER/LA Opioids. Includes a special unit addressing ER/LA Opioids and addiction. Attend the live meeting or via LIVE Webinar.
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