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

  • September 21, 2020

    Editorial Comment 9/22/2020: A Story Regarding Projection and Expectations

    From 1988 to 1992, I was the medical director of the alcoholism and drug rehabilitation unit at a facility we’ll call Very Large Army Hospital (VLAH). Coincidentally, “Fred”, a high school classmate, an Army officer and a pediatric oncologist, was also stationed at VLAH. We were at opposite ends of the hospital. - Editor-in-Chief: Dr. William Haning, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM
  • September 14, 2020

    Editorial Comment 9/15/2020: Subjective Experience

    The Psychiatry Online piece below speaks to the relatedness of the experiences of mental health care workers, inclusive of those working with substance use disorders, to those of their patients. It served as a reminder to me, further stimulated by an ongoing discussion with the Senior Editor, about the importance of subjective experience in defining an illness state. - 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