Advocacy

Federal and State Advocacy Toolkits

Access to Addiction Medications Toolkit

See the Advancing Access to Addiction Medications Education and Outreach Toolkit


ASAM Letters and Comments

Massachussetts Society of Addiction Medicine, Regarding Senate Bill No. 1926. November 19, 2013. 

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, Regarding Draft Model Formulary Guidelines. October 31, 2013.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Regarding Draft Recommendation Statement Concerning Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents. October 28, 2013.

Senators Baucus and Hatch, Regarding Medicaid and Medicare Behavioral Health Improvements. September 18, 2013.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Regarding the Draft National Behavioral Health Quality Framework. September 17, 2013.

Senators Grassley and Leah, Regarding the Enforcement of Federal Laws Governing the Cultivation, Distribution and Sale of Marijuana. August 12, 2013.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Regarding Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment. July 16, 2013.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Regarding the Medicare Program Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System. June 25, 2013.

Food and Drug Administration, Regarding the National Association of Attorneys General Recommendation for Black Box Warnings on Opioid Analgesics. June 12, 2013.

Tennessee Department of Health, Regarding A Recommendation for Black Box Warnings on Opioid Analgesics. June 12, 2013.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Regarding Dissemination and Implementation Research Priorities. March 30, 2013.

Food and Drug Administration, Regarding New Drug Application 204442, PROBUPHINE. March 13, 2013

Department of Health and Human Services, Regarding Essential Health Benefits for Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans. February 21, 2013.

Drug Enforcement Agency, Regarding the Proposed Rule for Disposal of Controlled Substances. February 19, 2013.

United States Preventive Services Task Force, Regarding the Draft Research Plan for Reviewing Interventions to Reduce Nonmedical Use of Drugs in Children and Adolescents. February 11, 2013.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). January 14, 2013.

Department of Health and Human Services, Regarding the Proposed Rule for Essential Health Benefits. December 24, 2012.

United States Preventive Services Task Force, Regarding Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Screening. December 24, 2012.

Food and Drug Administration, Regarding the Drug Safety and Risk Management Meeting on Rescheduling Hydrocodone. November 6, 2012

Food and Drug Administration, Follow-up Letter to Relabeling Petition, Clarification of ASAM Position.  September 13, 2012

Food and Drug Administration, Regarding Advocacy for Naloxone Availability in an Attempt to Reduce Opioid-Related Deaths.  June 5, 2012

United States Senate, Regarding ASAM Support of S.2297, A Bill to Classify Any Substance Containing Hydrocodone a Schedule II Drug.  May 24, 2012

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Regarding Proposed Standards, Implementation Specifications and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology.  May 7, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Regarding Proposed Rules for Implementing Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.  May 7, 2012

National Institutes of Health, Recommendations for the Scientific Strategic Plan for the Proposed National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders (NISUAD).  May 3, 2012

TRICARE, Removal of the Prohibition to Use Addictive Drugs in the Maintenance Treatment of Substance Dependence in TRICARE Beneficiaries.  February 21, 2012


Useful Websites

THOMAS, Legislative information from the Library of Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
ONDCP, Office of National Drug Control Policy
NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIAAA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Legal Action Center
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, Provides research-based information on effective alcohol treatment.