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Competency Based Medical Education: Treating Addiction in LGBTQ Patients

 

Several experts provide an overview of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex development and health, as relevant to addiction medicine clinicians and care providers.

 

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The Relevance of Twelve-Step Recovery in 21st Century Addiction Medicine


Is Twelve-Step Recovery an antiquated concept or intervention? Much of "what's new" in the professional treatment of addiction involves new pharmacological therapies.




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  • 3/26/2015

    ASAM Releases Report on Performance Measures for Addiction Specialist Physicians

    ASAM announces the release of its report on “Performance Measures for the Addiction Specialist Physician” that establishes much needed benchmarks for addiction related care. Drafted by a diverse panel of researchers, academicians and performance measure experts, the document describes nine measures that address key areas of concern in health care delivery which, when implemented, will have the potential to improve patient and health care outcomes.

Education & Training

ASAM Applauds FDA Recommendation to Reschedule Hydrocodone

by Magazine Staff | Nov 04, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the FDA’s recommendation to reschedule hydrocodone combination products into a more tightly controlled class of narcotics. ASAM has advocated for the change since September 2011, when it sent a letter to the FDA Commissioner in response to an Associated Press news story that called the level of hydrocodone abuse a “national crisis.” 

ASAM recognizes the important role that opioid analgesics play in the management of chronic, severe pain. However, most opioid analgesic prescribers have had little to no formal pain management or addiction treatment training. According to Dr. Brad Hall,  a little education about pain management and addiction risk evaluation could go a long way toward stemming the opioid epidemic and overdose rates.

Read ASAM’s press release here.

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Government Affairs

ASAM Applauds FDA Recommendation to Reschedule Hydrocodone

by Magazine Staff | Nov 04, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the FDA’s recommendation to reschedule hydrocodone combination products into a more tightly controlled class of narcotics. ASAM has advocated for the change since September 2011, when it sent a letter to the FDA Commissioner in response to an Associated Press news story that called the level of hydrocodone abuse a “national crisis.” 

ASAM recognizes the important role that opioid analgesics play in the management of chronic, severe pain. However, most opioid analgesic prescribers have had little to no formal pain management or addiction treatment training. According to Dr. Brad Hall,  a little education about pain management and addiction risk evaluation could go a long way toward stemming the opioid epidemic and overdose rates.

Read ASAM’s press release here.

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Your ASAM

ASAM Applauds FDA Recommendation to Reschedule Hydrocodone

by Magazine Staff | Nov 04, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the FDA’s recommendation to reschedule hydrocodone combination products into a more tightly controlled class of narcotics. ASAM has advocated for the change since September 2011, when it sent a letter to the FDA Commissioner in response to an Associated Press news story that called the level of hydrocodone abuse a “national crisis.” 

ASAM recognizes the important role that opioid analgesics play in the management of chronic, severe pain. However, most opioid analgesic prescribers have had little to no formal pain management or addiction treatment training. According to Dr. Brad Hall,  a little education about pain management and addiction risk evaluation could go a long way toward stemming the opioid epidemic and overdose rates.

Read ASAM’s press release here.

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OP-ED

ASAM Applauds FDA Recommendation to Reschedule Hydrocodone

by Magazine Staff | Nov 04, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the FDA’s recommendation to reschedule hydrocodone combination products into a more tightly controlled class of narcotics. ASAM has advocated for the change since September 2011, when it sent a letter to the FDA Commissioner in response to an Associated Press news story that called the level of hydrocodone abuse a “national crisis.” 

ASAM recognizes the important role that opioid analgesics play in the management of chronic, severe pain. However, most opioid analgesic prescribers have had little to no formal pain management or addiction treatment training. According to Dr. Brad Hall,  a little education about pain management and addiction risk evaluation could go a long way toward stemming the opioid epidemic and overdose rates.

Read ASAM’s press release here.

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