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.

Breaking News

  • 11/21/2014

    ASAM is Pleased to Announce the 2014 Election Results

    During the Business Meeting Breakfast at the Annual Conference in Austin, membership will have the opportunity to confirm Dr. Kelly J. Clark as the new President-Elect, Dr. Mark Kraus as Vice-President, Dr. Brian Hurley as Treasurer and Dr. Margaret Jarvis as Secretary. The six new Directors-at-Large will be Drs. Anthony Albanese, Paul Earley, Marc Galanter, Petros Levounis, Yngvild Olsen, and John Tanner.

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

  • 12/12/2014

    2014 ASAM Government Relations Review

    See how ASAM engaged in many initiatives to increase access to addiction treatment, improve quality of care, and advance the field of addiction medicine.



  • 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.