Essential Textbooks

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NEW- The ASAM Handbook of Addiction Medicine, Second Edition

A practical, evidence-based guide to caring for individuals with substance use disorders. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, this new edition adopts non-stigmatizing language related to addiction and includes new material on LGBTQ care, vaping, and harm reduction. The second edition also carefully presents a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care.


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The ASAM Handbook on Pain and Addiction

An invaluable, evidence-based tool for clinicians to manage the complex relationship between pain and addiction.



The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition

The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, is a quick reference book on virtually all addiction medicine topics. Essentials serves as a companion to the larger ASAM Principles textbook. Streamlined and easy to use, it provides authoritative information on everything from the pharmacology of addiction through diagnosis, assessment, and early intervention – all in a concise, easy-to-navigate format for ease of reference.



The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Sixth Edition

Thoroughly updated with the latest international evidence-based research and best practices, the comprehensive 6th edition of the ASAM flagship textbook reviews the science and art behind addiction medicine. It provides healthcare providers with the necessary information to not only properly diagnose and treat their patients but to also serve as change agents to positively impact clinical service design and delivery as well as global healthcare policy.



The ASAM Criteria

The most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.



The ASAM Level of Care Manual

An essential resource for those preparing for The Level of Care Certification™. The LOCC Manual describes the level of care standards as derived from The ASAM Criteria™, the rating elements that will be assessed during the certification survey, and the policies, procedures, and systems a program should have in place to meet the standards.


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The ASAM Level of Care Preparation Workbook

A companion workbook to the ASAM Level of Care Manual that facilitates programs to conduct self-assessments and identify their strengths and areas for improvement.


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The Journal of Addiction Medicine

Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. ASAM members receive the journal as part of their membership benefits

Journal of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract Podcast 

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The ASAM Weekly

Delivered by email every Tuesday, the 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. Subscribe Here


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