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Thank you for visiting the ASAM press room. Here you will find news related resources and information. Browse the ASAM News archives, Press Releases, and Media Contact information.

2016 NPF Training & ASAM Conference Wrap-up

Thank you to the reporters and outlets who attended our 47th Annual Conference and National Press Foundation training that preceded the conference. If you click on any module in the National Press Foundation link, you will find audio, text, slides, photos and selected 5-minute videos from each session.

National Press Foundation

If you are interested in other conference related information the link will direct you to the ASAM Conference Daily News which was published each day of the conference and received by ASAM members and conference attendees.

2016 Conference Daily News

Breaking News

  • October 13, 2016

    The ASAM National Board Election

    It is almost time to cast your vote for the 2017 Elected Officers and Regional Directors. Make sure your voice is heard. You play a critical role in our success and we appreciate your membership.
  • August 26, 2016

    The US Surgeon General Sends Historic Letter to 2.3 Million Health Care Providers.

    The US Surgeon General Sends Historic Letter to 2.3 Million Health Care Providers. Asking for commitments to turn the tide on the opioid crisis. Read the letter. Take the pledge.
  • August 10, 2016

    ASAM Applauds Appointment of Dr. Everett to Serve as SAMHSA’S New Chief Medical Officer

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds today’s announcement that Anita Everett, MD, has been appointed to serve as SAMHSA’s new Chief Medical Officer and will lead the newly created Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO).
  • July 13, 2016

    Congress Passes CARA! ASAM applauds passage of historic addiction legislation

    The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The Senate vote follows a similar near-unanimous vote in the House of Representatives last week and will send the bill to the President’s desk for his signature. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) joins other members of the addiction prevention, treatment and recovery community in celebrating the passage of this important piece of legislation and calls on Congress to fulfill its commitment to fund CARA fully this year.

2016 Media Event Requirements

Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attend special meetings and events for the purpose of editorial coverage will be granted media credentials. To qualify, journalists must contact Bob Davis ( at 301.547.4112 and provide the following:

  1. Letter verifying assignment to the meeting on the letterhead of the news organization being represented.
  2. Media identification (such as an international, accredited press pass or an official media-outlet-issued credential).
  3. Documentary film crews and video production companies must submit a written request in advance of the annual meeting no less than one week prior to ASAM that includes information about the purpose of attending the event, synopsis of film/video/documentary, and information on the supporters of the project.

Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as media. Financial analysts, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media.

In addition, representatives from medical education companies attending the event or meeting for the purpose of creating continuing medical education (CME) or other commercial educational content (e.g., webcasts, online or printed educational modules, etc.) may not register as media.

Information regarding media registrants is proprietary. ASAM does not give, rent, or sell current, past, or on-site media registration lists.

The ASAM Weekly

ASAM Weekly is a source of timely, useful news briefings of top stories for addiction medicine combined with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, state chapter news and more. ASAM Weekly is a great way to keep informed and is delivered to the inboxes of ASAM members every Tuesday. This enews brief is free to non-members as well as ASAM Members. More information