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  • Advocacy News June 22, 2018

    Addiction Medicine Community Applauds Passage of House’s Bipartisan Legislative Package to Combat the Opioid Addiction & Overdose Epidemic

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the House of Representatives for its action this week to pass the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety (OPPS) Act (H.R. 6082), and the IMD Care Act (H.R. 5797). The sweeping legislative package makes important reforms on a range of issues including improving patient care coordination and safety, expanding the addiction treatment workforce, expanding access to addiction treatment, enhancing peer support specialist programs, ensuring the provision of evidence-based treatment, and improving provider education.
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  • News April 19, 2018

    National Addiction Treatment Week Announced

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will be hosting National Addiction Treatment Week, April 23rd through April 29th, raises awareness that addiction is a disease, evidence-based treatments are available, and more clinicians need to enter the field of Addiction Medicine in order to treat the nationwide epidemic.
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