American Society of Addiciton Medicine


 The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine - 7th Edition

A fully reimagined resource, integrating the latest advancements and research in addiction treatment. Prepared for physicians in internal medicine, psychiatry, and nearly every medical specialty, the 7th edition is the most comprehensive publication in addiction medicine.

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Established in 1954, ASAM is a distinguished medical society that encompasses more than 7,500 physicians, clinicians, and related professionals who specialize in addiction medicine.

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ASAM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team, including PAs and Social Workers. Additionally, ASAM is an accredited continuing education provider (ACEP) of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer education for counselors.

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Our Commitment

ASAM is committed to improving access to high-quality, evidence-based addiction prevention and treatment through our national advocacy efforts.

ASAM believes in a future in which addiction prevention, treatment, remission, and recovery are accessible to all, and where they profoundly improve the health of all people.

Addiction Medicine Clinical Guidelines

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The ASAM Criteria, 4th Edition

The ASAM Criteria Fourth Edition is a comprehensive set of guidelines that use a holistic, person-centered approach to developing treatment plans for patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.


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