BarPitting Prevention against Treatment: Putting the Patient at Risk
H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH

The meta message of a recently published CDC article mistakenly minimizing the impact of excessive drinking, and puts patients at risk for all of the well-known consequences from such drinking.


Colorful Brain

Can Brain Modulation Confer Resilience to Addiction?
Diana Martinez, MD, and Pierre Trifilieff, PhD

Resilience is an individual's ability to be protected from the development of an illness, including addiction.

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Education & Training

  • 11/17/2014

    CO*RE Awarded Year-Long Grant to Continue ER/LA Opioid REMS Education

    ASAM is a partner of the Collaboration for REMS Education (CO*RE). CO*RE has been awarded its second full year-long grant (after the first and an interim grant) by the REMS Programming Companies (RPC). CO*RE, a collaboration of primarily national associations, will use this funding of $3,655,634 in 2015 to reach beyond the 53,000 clinicians it has successfully educated since 2013.

Government Affairs

  • 12/18/2014

    AMA House of Delegates Meeting Update

    The AMA Interim House of Delegates met in Dallas from November 8-11. Stuart Gitlow MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA, current ASAM President, serves as ASAM’s Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) and Ilse Levin is ASAM’s Alternate Delegate. In addition, Dr. Gitlow chairs the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Policy; Ilse Levin, DO, Ex-Officio, AMA Alternate Delegate and Mike Miller, MD, FASM, Past President are also members. Resolutions passed at this meeting of interest to ASAM members are listed...



  • 12/12/2014

    The Disease of Addiction is on Trial

    Through publishing a murder mystery/legal thriller novel, ASAM member Dr. Steven Kassels is working change attitudes and improve understanding of the disease of addiction.