Research & Treatment

Information links to other resources on research and treatment in addiction medicine. 
Find a Policy Statement

Definition of Addiction

View ASAM's public policy statement on the definition of addiction.

Screening

Screening and Assessment

Screening for alcohol and/or drug misuse is critical to the prevention of or early intervention in addiction.

Pain Management

Pain and Addiction

Pain management is an important component of high-quality compassionate medical care.

Marijuana and Addiction

Marijuana and Addiction
Resources and public policies based on evidence-based information about the risks, research and policies associated with marijuana/cannabis.

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Resources and public policies based on the inextricable links between addiction and  HIV/AIDS & the hepatitis C virus.

Recovery

Recovery

A brief overview of the principles of recovery and a list of recovery resources.

Treatment

Treatment

What is treatment, what are the guidelines for physicians, and where do I seek resources for treatment and recovery?

Ethics and Confidentiality

Ethics and Confidentiality

 Regulations, Public Policy Statements and resources related to ethics and confidentiality in addiction medicine.