Recap From ASAM's 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference
ASAM Staff

ASAM thanks all its members and guests for attending the 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference in Orlando. Catch up on what you missed here.

Breaking News

  • 4/17/2014

    ASAM Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Addiction Medicine

    With journal Co-Editors, the Editor-in-Chief ensures content is clinically accurate, timely and targeted to the readership and editorial mission. Applications for this position must be received to by 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, May 26.

Education & Training

Government Affairs

  • 03/13/2014

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Primary Care Interventions

    On March 10th, the Task Force published a final recommendation statement on primary care behavioral interventions to reduce illicit drug and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents. ASAM submitted comments which expressed concerns about unintended consequences that may result from the Task Force’s recommendations.



  • 03/13/2014

    Addiction: Character Defect or Chronic Disease?

    Recently, numerous media sources have implied that addicts ought to make better choices; addiction science cautions that is not always possible. Addiction as a reflection of moral character and choice takes us back to an earlier time. Science now shows that addiction, including alcoholism, is not a simple phenomenon. Addiction stems from multiple causes and is not a matter of choice.