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ASAM Weekly Commentary

ASAM Weekly
  • March 31, 2020

    Editorial Comment 3/31/2020: Brevity

    Brevity in access to courses and presentations, for this week : April 3-4 introduces the distance independent “ASAM Virtual 2020.” A heroic accomplishment by staff and faculty to provide content equal in quality and breadth to that in the annual scientific meetings, it is April 3-4; and because of its electronic facilitation, both real-time and recorded, registration is available to and through the sessions. Additional sessions will be provided throughout the month of April.
  • March 23, 2020

    Editorial Comment 3/24/2020: Guidances

    Guidance for our practice of medicine: The ASAM National Practice Guidelines for Opioid Treating Opioid Use Disorder is linked below with introductory comments. The 95-page text, an ASAM Journal of Addiction Medicine Supplement, may be downloaded at no charge. This is a comprehensive update to the original 2015 Guideline, including both major revisions and new material. The ASAM Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management was approved by the ASAM Board on 23 January, and we have re-linked it here for convenience. A final copy without watermark is pending.



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MOC Guide

Considering a career in Addiction Medicine or expanding your practice services?

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. This specific pathway will expire in 2021. Download the NEW ASAM Information Guide on Certification and MOC.

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New Resources

JAM Podcast

Journal of Addiction Medicine May/June 2019, Volume 13, Issue 3;

In episode thirteen of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Jessica Gray. In her recent article, Dr. Gray discusses a case of a woman who was able to continue opioid agonist treatment during the postpartum period while she remained incarcerated, in a system that generally did not allow for opioid agonist treatment during incarceration except during pregnancy.

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Drug court resources

Drug Court Resources

Tens of thousands of Americans access addiction pharmacotherapies through drug courts every year. New resources are now available. Created in partnership with the NADCP National Association of Drug Court Professionals.