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Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. It is currently ranked tenth in the Substance Abuse category of the 2012 Journal Citation Reports' Science Edition. The Journal is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, peer-reviewed articles published in the Journal focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics including:

  • Addiction in pregnancy
  • Adolescent addiction
  • The drug-exposed neonate
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Treatment of special populations
  • Treatment of addiction-related disorders
  • Gambling addiction
  • Pathophysiology of addiction
  • Biological and non-biological therapies
  • Issues in graduate medical education

Click here to see a list of Topical Collections from Journal of Addiction Medicine

  • Detoxification covers topics from opioid detoxification using nonopioid procedures to methods for addressing outpatient alcohol detoxification.
  • Neurobiology features articles containing studies of brain imaging in relation to substance abuse and other health issues.
  • Pharmacotherapies explores buprenorphine treatment and racemic methadone among other topics of pharmacological treatment.
  • Screening and Prevention provides information on monitoring patients with substance use disorders, screeing and intervening for drug use in primary care, and gender differences in standardized screening tools.
  • Treatment includes articles for addressing comorbid substance use and anxiety disorders and pregnant women with opioid addiction, among other diverse cases.

Journal of Addiction Medicine


The mission of Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM), the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), is to promote excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and in clinical research as well as to support addiction medicine as a mainstream medical specialty. JAM functions independently from ASAM in terms of its editorial content.

Online Submission/Review System

JAM only accepts submissions via our online system. Visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/jam/ to submit articles.

To contact the journal with questions about the submission process or the publication of your paper:

Journal of Addiction Medicine
Michael A. Arends
Managing Editor
Fax: 858-784-7450

Editorial Staff

Senior Editor
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

Kelly Dunn, PhD

Ismene Petrakis, MD

Frank J. Vocci, PhD

Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, DFASAM

Statistical Editor
Debbie M. Cheng,Sc.D.
Charles Maynard, PhD
Katie Witkiewitz, PhD

Managing Editor
Michael A. Arends

To view the full list of the Editorial Board click here.

Circulation Information

e-mail: marends@scripps.edu

Journal of Addiction Medicine (ISSN: 1932-0620; Online ISSN: 1935-3227) is published six times a year by the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 16522 Hunters Green Parkway, Hagerstown, MD 21740-2116. Copyright © 2011 American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Annual Subscription Rates
$131 Individual Domestic/International
$253 Institutional Domestic/International
$65 Domestic Resident/International Resident
$61 Single Copies
Individual subscription rates include print and access to the online version. Institutional rates are for print only; online subscriptions are available via Ovid.

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