Quality & Science


  • 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.
  • April 17, 2020

    Expert Panel Discusses Hospital-Based Addiction Medicine

    During the recent ASAM Virtual 2020 workshop entitled “Hospital Based Addiction Medicine Cases & Challenges,” a panel of women leaders in addiction medicine discussed treatment approaches to challenging addiction medicine cases in the hospital setting.

Advocacy and Policy

ASAM Weekly Commentary

  • June 29, 2020

    Editorial Comment 6/30/2020: Midyear transitions

    July 1 has a democratizing effect for all program directors of residency training, in all specialties. For one brief week, we are equally humbled. All must pay homage to their minor deities, those institutional ones of scheduling and funding and quality assurance; and to the superordinate deities, the respective specialty boards, and the American College of Graduate Medical Education.
  • June 22, 2020

    Editorial Comment 6/23/2020: History of addiction medicine – converging paths

    ACAAM, the association of program directors in addiction medicine, thoughtfully provided certificates of acknowledgment to all of the recent fellowship graduates on June 4th. The acknowledgments included photographs of those about to graduate, and while this is a pretty mundane observation, I was seized by how youthful at least half of the faces appeared to be.
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