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  • Posted: 05/27/2016

    One Addiction Doctor’s Experience with a New Payment Model- Direct Primary Care

    While ASAM and other organizations continue to work toward parity and third party payment for addiction treatment, some physicians, myself included, are simplifying medical practice and eliminating third party payers from office based medicine. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is becoming more popular among physicians who feel overburdened by administrative hurdles in the current healthcare system. Ironically, my OBOT experience, and lack of third party payment for addiction services, strongly influenced my decision to start a DPC practice. Read More


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  • April 5, 2016

    Letter of Thanks: Recognition of Addiction Medicine

    From the start, this endeavor was about the patients, and their affected family members. It was about building a workforce of trained and certified expert clinicians who would Treat Addiction and Save Lives™. We are today at a point in time, in a process begun by Dr. Ruth Fox and her colleagues in her apartment in New York City over 60 years ago, on the way to a future that we see clearly.
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Photo of Alex Krawczyk-KeefeThe Importance of Donating: One Family’s Story

A donation to honor a son and help those facing the devastating disease of addiction.

ASAM Speaks on FDA Boxed Warnings

ASAM testified on the best approaches to communicating information about the fetal effects in product labeling for methadone and buprenorphine

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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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.