• October 21, 2021

    Fighting Disparity through Addiction Medicine

    In entering medicine, Dr. Ageze knew he wanted to specifically help the poor and marginalized. The disparities he witnessed among the poorer patients who traveled from far away to the nation’s capital, where he had grown up, disturbed him.
  • October 21, 2021

    An Emergency Physician Finds New Life in Addiction Medicine

    Early in her 19 years as a physician in the emergency department in Michigan, Tory Snyder, DO, realized many of the patients she had been seeing had something in common: substance use disorder (SUD).
  • October 15, 2021

    The Future of Addiction Medicine with Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA

    Conversation on the Future of Addiction Medicine with Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Maureen Boyle, PhD, Chief Quality and Science Officer at ASAM.
  • October 11, 2021

    Addiction Clinicians Can Help with the Vaccination Effort by Nora D. Volkow

    For their own distinct set of reasons, some people with substance use disorders may also resist becoming vaccinated, despite evidence showing that SUDs put them at higher risk of contracting and experiencing worse outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Previous experiences of being shamed or discriminated against in healthcare settings may make some people with SUDs wary of a voluntary clinic visit.
  • October 1, 2021

    ASAM’s Membership Council Chair Seeks to Help Physicians Find Their Breakthrough with ASAM

    Following a period of burnout early in her career as a surgeon in Arizona, Teresa Jackson, MD, FASAM, needed a breakthrough. She had lost interest in her work to the point that she questioned whether she could even continue her career in healthcare.
  • September 28, 2021

    Self-Care Crucial for Physicians During Ongoing Pandemic

    Health care professionals should have the same mentality – especially during a global pandemic, according to Penelope P. Ziegler, MD, DFASAM, chair of ASAM’s Physicians Health Special Interest Group. “Take care of yourself so you can breathe and then you can offer assistance to someone else,” said Dr. Ziegler, also Medical Director Emerita of Florida Professionals Resource Network.

Advocacy and Policy

  • October 15, 2021

    CSOO Members Advocate for Full Federal Parity Act Application Across Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE

    On October 13th, ASAM, along with members of the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) and members of the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG), sent a letter to Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo of the Senate Committee on Finance, encouraging full extension of federal mental health and substance use disorder parity protections to Medicare, all of Medicaid, and TRICARE.
  • October 5, 2021

    OHSAM Pushes for Changes to “Dylan’s Law” Legislation

    On October 4th, the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine (OHSAM) sent a letter to Senator Terry Johnson of the Ohio General Assembly highlighting concerns with his recently introduced bill SB 216 or “Dylan’s Law.”

Quality & Science


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.