Addiction Medicine Fellows in Training

ASAM provides Addiction Medicine Fellows In Training (FIT) members, world-class ACCME approved education, research validated resources, and a variety of opportunities to get involved in activities to improve the field and further their career. 

ASAM is the professional home of the addiction medicine physician.

Addiction Fellows

Educational Resources

Prepare for board certification and keep your clinical knowledge updated.

  • Board Exam Prep: Prepare for Board certification with live and online courses, textbooks and online tools with over 700 hundred questions.
  • ASAM Clinical Guidelines: ASAM’s highly respected evidence based guidelines and appropriateness criteria will keep you updated for inpatient and outpatient care 
  • Online Learning: Live CME courses and e-Learning opportunities to meet physician and clinician education requirements.
  • Live Learning: ASAM National, ASAM Chapter and other educational courses and events.
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Career Development

Develop your career with ASAM resources and support.

  • Career Center: Search for jobs that suit your addiction medicine career path. Listings are updated regularly. 
  • Abstract competitions: ASAM sponsors abstract competitions with special categories by topic and career phase including Addiction Medicine Fellows. Prizes include monetary awards and recognition among your peers.
  • Scholarships: competitive scholarships to attend ASAM’s Annual Conference and to connect with the leaders of Addiction Medicine.
  • Information about National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 


Joining ASAM is easy.

Fill out our online application and become a member today!

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Are you already in a program?

See your program director for a free membership.

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ASAM encourages Addiction Medicine Fellows in training members to get involved in activities to improve Addiction Medicine and further their career.

  • Advocacy: Get involved through grassroots efforts to raise awareness and to communicate with legislators on issues that affect their patients and community. Attend a bi-annual Hill Day to speak in-person with representatives on Capitol Hill. 
  • Chapters: ASAM’s state and regional chapters offer opportunities to get involved, develop leadership skills, voice opinions, engage in debates, and attend local events.
  • Work Groups: Special interest work groups where members can share experiences and discuss topics pertaining to clinical and practice issues.  Get involved in the Physician in Training Committee! 

Public Comment Open: Focused Update of the National Practice Guideline

by Staff | July 2, 2019

Beginning today for a period of three weeks, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has made available for member and public comment a draft of the focused update of the National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.


The National Practice Guideline was developed to provide information on the evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder and address all of the FDA-approved medications available to treat addiction involving opioid use and opioid overdose. Since its publication in 2015, new products/formulations, guidelines, and science in the field have emerged; impelling the need for a focused update.  


ASAM contracted with the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) to lead this effort using a structured consensus process (i.e. RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method (RAM)), which combines scientific evidence with clinical knowledge to yield a set of recommendations based on a rating panel process.

Instructions for Review

Please click here to download the draft guideline and add comments using the ‘insert comment’ feature only to the updated sections of the document (indicated in blue), with the understanding that this is a focused (not full) update. Any comments that do not fall under this scope will only be considered for the full update in the future. We kindly request that you include line numbers for reference and that the focus of your comments is around the following kinds of questions:

1.      Is the content concise, easy to understand, and relevant?

2.      Are the recommendations stated specifically and unambiguously?

3.      Are there any inaccuracies that may possibly affect patient care?

The deadline to submit comments is July 22, 2019. Upon completion, please save the document, indicate in the email your full name and the name of the organization you are representing (if any), and return to Taleen Safarian at

Please also note that ASAM requires all reviewers to disclose any relevant relationships and potential conflicts of interest, and any comments submitted without completing the disclosure form will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Taleen Safarian at or 301-547-4123. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important initiative. We look forward to your feedback.

Why I treat

Why Our Members Treat Addiction

This growing collection of stories offers profound insights into the purpose of treating addiction. These ASAM member stories highlight the positive impact treating addiction can have on a person, a family, a community, and a nation.

We invite you to read these heartfelt stories and share your own. Read the stories