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On Impulsivity: The Neuroscience of Behavior Associated with Addiction
Diana Martinez, MD and Pierre Trifilieff, PhD

Impulsivity - or the inability to inhibit responses despite their negative consequences - may partly explain why some individuals are more prone to develop addiction when exposed to drugs of abuse and offer clues for providing treatment.

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Twelve Step Recovery and Medication Assisted Therapies
Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM

Every chronic medical disease employs and encourages the use of medications in concert with life-style changes. Addiction medicine should examine the benefit of following suit.

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  • 06/30/2014

    Council Seeks Nominations for 2015 Award Winners

    Each year, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recognizes individuals who have influenced the addiction field through policy, media, or their service to the organization.


  • 07/07/2014

    Editorial: Tobacco Still Leading Preventable Cause of Death

    According to the latest surgeon general's report, smoking has killed more than 20 million people since the first report was issued. Two and a half million of those people were nonsmokers who died from breathing secondhand smoke.