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ASAM is the largest leading professional society actively seeking to define and expand the field of addiction medicine.  ASAM membership offers the opportunity to develop treatment guidelines and protocol, network with peers and attend world-renowned courses in the field of addiction medicine and so much more.

 

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The Journal of Addiction Medicine

Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. It is currently ranked tenth in the Substance Abuse category of the 2012 Journal Citation Reports' Science Edition. The Journal is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, peer-reviewed articles published in the Journal focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics. 

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Shaping & Contributing to the Field

ASAM serves its members in many ways. One of the most important ways is by helping to play an active role in shaping government policies that affect their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their patients. ASAM advocates for policies that promote access to high-quality treatment and recovery support services for the 22 million Americans who suffer from a substance use disorder. 

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Fellow Designation (FASAM)

ASAM’s Fellow designation gives recognition to and raises awareness of ASAM members who are board certified addiction specialists. ASAM Fellows are able to use the FASAM designation after their name and use the special ASAM Fellow logo on certain pre-authorized items. To qualify for the FASAM designation, physicians must be members of ASAM for two consecutive years and be currently certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) OR in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

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ASAM Career Center

The ASAM Career Center is designed to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers in the field of addiction medicine. The ASAM Career Center offers job seekers free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and the ability to save jobs for later review.

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CME - Member Exclusive Rates

ASAM has been an ACCME-accredited provider of continuing education since 1977, and is a recognized leader in the planning and presentation of educational events in the addiction field. ASAM resources and tools to assist addiction medicine specialists in running their practices. Members receive exclusive discounts on live and online ASAM courses and published texts.

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Networking and Local Chapters

ASAM State Chapters provide networking, service, and professional learning opportunities for our members across the nation. Local events, courses and meetings provide opportunities to network, and develop lifelong professional relationships.

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