Quality & Science


  • September 3, 2020

    New Appointments for Education Committees and the Medical Education Council

    ASAM members continually get involved in ASAM initiatives in order to increase the qualified workforce of addiction medicine specialists. One way to do that is by joining various committees and councils. We congratulate the new appointments for Education Committees and the Medical Education Council and thank you for the work you do.
  • 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).

Advocacy and Policy

ASAM Weekly Commentary

  • November 30, 2020

    Editorial Comment 12/1/2020: World AIDS Day in the U.S. of 2020; and The Virtues of Virtualism

    World AIDS Day coincides with the submission deadline for this weblog, December 1st. This is a rich territory to mine for parallels in both addiction and infectious disease epidemiologic patterns. I can only intimate the similarities in this short space, so recommend the following exercise: Below are three separate links, describing incidence respectively for HIV disease; opioid prescribing; and COVID-19 cases (both those in this past week and for comparison those in June of this year). ASAM Weekly is a digest, it is intended to abbreviate your immersion in available literature; so I suggest that you simply tap on those websites serially, very briefly, to get a sense of where these illnesses are striking most forcefully. - Editor-in-Chief: Dr. William Haning, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM
  • November 23, 2020

    Editorial Comment 11/24/2020: A Different Meaning of Recovery

    A recurring theme among the responses to the Covid-19 pandemic has been reconstruction and “normalization,” specifically of the national economy. Folks who work in the field of addictions have ample experience with unstable environments, both the worldly one and the internal milieu. In the latter case, it is wiser to not have great and brittle expectations when helping someone deal with their addiction. - Editor-in-Chief: Dr. William Haning, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM
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