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Ask the PCSS Expert: Counseling Requirements in Addiction Treatment?

A physician wrote the PCSS mentor network seeking advice on what type of counseling (group/individual/ AA, NA/ therapist) are typically required as part of addiction treatment.



Brain Stimulation as a Potential Treatment for Addiction


Brain stimulation has been in use for decades as a potential treatment for psychiatric disorders. However, its use in addiction is relatively new.

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Education & Training

  • 09/29/2015

    2016 Ruth Fox Scholarship Open to Applicants

    The Ruth Fox scholarship program was started to encourage emerging physicians-in-training to pursue the addiction medicine field. It is important for ASAM to provide the education for these new physicians to identify and treat patients with addictive disorders because many medical schools do not include addiction medicine coursework or rotations.

Government Affairs


  • 11/24/2015

    Join ASAM in the National Day of Giving

    ASAM has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.


  • 01/04/2016

    Editor's Comments

    Trends and themes: Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, which, in regulating the access to opium derivatives and later, to cocaine and other intoxicants, created many of the same policy contradictions and arguments that we encounter today. Clinicians who insisted on providing maintenance dosing of paregoric, codeine, or morphine to their dependent patients found themselves facing de-licensure and prison...