Quality & Science


  • July 14, 2020

    AMA Ed Hub™ now offers ASAM educational activities

    The newly enhanced AMA Ed Hub™ offers physicians and their care teams access to educational activities developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  • April 17, 2020

    Update on Methamphetamines

    Richard Rawson, PhD, research professor and professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, University of California, Los Angeles, said some are referring to the re-emergence of methamphetamine and cocaine as the fourth wave of the 21st Century opioid crisis.

Advocacy and Policy

ASAM Weekly Commentary

  • August 4, 2020

    Editorial Comment 8/4/2020: The variety of human experience

    Those who are familiar with the superb program by Shankar Vedantam, on National Public Radio, "The Hidden Brain," a weekly interview and analysis of issues in neuroscience and behavior, may also be as accustomed as I in discovering how much I do not know [ ].
  • July 27, 2020

    Editorial Comment 7/28/2020: Masks and the 12th Step

    In Stephanie Brown’s “Treating the Alcoholic” there is a section entitled “a psychological view of the 12 steps.” While paralleling the process of recovery - employing a 12-step model - with psychotherapy, she and George Vaillant have made the case for it being a maturational process.
MOC Guide

Considering a Career in Addiction Medicine?

Physicians who have a primary ABMS board may apply to take the ABPM Addiction Medicine exam to become or continue to be an addiction medicine specialist. Get the latest updates click here.


Board Exam Study Tool

The ASAM Board Examination Study Tool (BEST) helps prepare physicians for the ABPM certification/re-certification examination utilizing an interactive and engaging format. Includes over 700 board-style self-assessment questions and developed, reviewed and mapped to the ABPM exam blueprint content areas by national experts. Learn More>>>

Alcohol withdrawl management

Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management

The ASAM Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management is intended to aid clinicians in their clinical decision making and management of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

JAM Podcast

Journal of Addiction Medicine March/April 2020

In episode sixteen of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA. He is the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In his paper, Dr. Danovitch discusses some of the challenges facing the study of opioid overdose events in the hospital setting. Click to listen