Features

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

ASAM's Legislative Day Wrap-Up

by Beth Haynes | Oct 28, 2013

On October 23rd, ASAM hosted Legislative Day at Capitol Hill. Legislative Day is an opportunity for ASAM members to meet with their Congressional leaders to discuss key ASAM issues, share concerns and impart their expertise on issues related to drug and addiction treatment policies. The day began with an advocacy training and breakfast orientation in Washington, D.C. Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio) spoke at the morning’s event, provided tips and answered members’ questions.

Approximately 40 ASAM members met with members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policy issues, including the implementation of the parity law and combating and treating prescription drug abuse. A total of about 90 meetings were scheduled.

Congressional leaders were asked to sign a letter requesting Agencies release final or sub-regulatory guidance on disclosure of medical necessity criteria, scope of service including parity in addiction medications and rules for use of non-quantitative treatment limits.

1 Comment

  1. 1 Michael W Shore, M.D. 29 Oct
    This was my first "legislative day" but certainly not my last.  It was well organized by ASAM staff and personally gratifying to be able to get the message out and hopefully make a difference.  ASAM members should try to do more of these throughout the year with so many important issues to be legislated in Congress.  Dr. Shore

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Government Affairs

ASAM's Legislative Day Wrap-Up

by Beth Haynes | Oct 28, 2013

On October 23rd, ASAM hosted Legislative Day at Capitol Hill. Legislative Day is an opportunity for ASAM members to meet with their Congressional leaders to discuss key ASAM issues, share concerns and impart their expertise on issues related to drug and addiction treatment policies. The day began with an advocacy training and breakfast orientation in Washington, D.C. Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio) spoke at the morning’s event, provided tips and answered members’ questions.

Approximately 40 ASAM members met with members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policy issues, including the implementation of the parity law and combating and treating prescription drug abuse. A total of about 90 meetings were scheduled.

Congressional leaders were asked to sign a letter requesting Agencies release final or sub-regulatory guidance on disclosure of medical necessity criteria, scope of service including parity in addiction medications and rules for use of non-quantitative treatment limits.

1 Comment

  1. 1 Michael W Shore, M.D. 29 Oct
    This was my first "legislative day" but certainly not my last.  It was well organized by ASAM staff and personally gratifying to be able to get the message out and hopefully make a difference.  ASAM members should try to do more of these throughout the year with so many important issues to be legislated in Congress.  Dr. Shore

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Your ASAM

ASAM's Legislative Day Wrap-Up

by Beth Haynes | Oct 28, 2013

On October 23rd, ASAM hosted Legislative Day at Capitol Hill. Legislative Day is an opportunity for ASAM members to meet with their Congressional leaders to discuss key ASAM issues, share concerns and impart their expertise on issues related to drug and addiction treatment policies. The day began with an advocacy training and breakfast orientation in Washington, D.C. Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio) spoke at the morning’s event, provided tips and answered members’ questions.

Approximately 40 ASAM members met with members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policy issues, including the implementation of the parity law and combating and treating prescription drug abuse. A total of about 90 meetings were scheduled.

Congressional leaders were asked to sign a letter requesting Agencies release final or sub-regulatory guidance on disclosure of medical necessity criteria, scope of service including parity in addiction medications and rules for use of non-quantitative treatment limits.

1 Comment

  1. 1 Michael W Shore, M.D. 29 Oct
    This was my first "legislative day" but certainly not my last.  It was well organized by ASAM staff and personally gratifying to be able to get the message out and hopefully make a difference.  ASAM members should try to do more of these throughout the year with so many important issues to be legislated in Congress.  Dr. Shore

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OP-ED

ASAM's Legislative Day Wrap-Up

by Beth Haynes | Oct 28, 2013

On October 23rd, ASAM hosted Legislative Day at Capitol Hill. Legislative Day is an opportunity for ASAM members to meet with their Congressional leaders to discuss key ASAM issues, share concerns and impart their expertise on issues related to drug and addiction treatment policies. The day began with an advocacy training and breakfast orientation in Washington, D.C. Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio) spoke at the morning’s event, provided tips and answered members’ questions.

Approximately 40 ASAM members met with members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policy issues, including the implementation of the parity law and combating and treating prescription drug abuse. A total of about 90 meetings were scheduled.

Congressional leaders were asked to sign a letter requesting Agencies release final or sub-regulatory guidance on disclosure of medical necessity criteria, scope of service including parity in addiction medications and rules for use of non-quantitative treatment limits.

1 Comment

  1. 1 Michael W Shore, M.D. 29 Oct
    This was my first "legislative day" but certainly not my last.  It was well organized by ASAM staff and personally gratifying to be able to get the message out and hopefully make a difference.  ASAM members should try to do more of these throughout the year with so many important issues to be legislated in Congress.  Dr. Shore

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