The ASAM Criteria

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Order The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, Third Edition.    

What is The ASAM Criteria?

The ASAM Criteria is most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.

How to Use The ASAM Criteria The ASAM Criteria is useful to patients, treatment providers, managed care providers, and other stakeholders and professionals.

ASAM CONTINUUM, The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine™

ASAM CONTINUUM provides counselors, clinicians and other treatment team members with a computer-guided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions. Click here to sign up to receive updates about the software.

ASAM Level of Care Certification

The ASAM Level of Care certification, delivered in partnership with CARF International, will be the first program of its kind to independently assess and verify treatment programs’ ability to deliver services consistent with Levels of Care described in The ASAM Criteria. 

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The ASAM Criteria Incident Report

Help ASAM monitor the usage of The ASAM Criteria by reporting any misuse to ASAM's Coalition for National Clinical Criteria.

The ASAM Criteria Online Course designed to help counselors, social workers, administrators, and other clinical staff develop patient-centered service plans and make objective decisions about patient admission, continuing care, and transfer/discharge for individuals with addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions.

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