About Us

About ASAM

Connect • Advocate • Educate • Treat

Addiction is a chronic brain disease and there are treatments available to help patients.

ASAM Mission

  • increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment;
  • to educate physicians (including medical and osteopathic students), other health care providers and the public;
  • to support research and prevention;
  • to promote the appropriate role of the physician in the care of patients with addiction;
  • and to establish addiction medicine as a specialty recognized by professional organizations, governments, physicians, purchasers and consumers of health care services, and the general public.

ASAM History

Milestones in ASAM’s history.

ASAM’s Founder Ruth Fox
Timeline of ASAM History
Past Presidents
The ASAM Annual Conference (formerly the Annual Medical-Scientific Conference)

Who we are

The Board of Directors, rosters for ASAM Councils, Committees, Action Groups & Workgroups, etc.

Ruth Fox Scholarships
ASAM Distinguished Fellows (DFASAM)

ASAM's Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution and Bylaws

ASAM Year in Review

Learn what ASAM has been doing to help you and your practice.

  • Organization Background

  • The Facts About Addiction

  • Connect - Engaging members and other partners

  • Advocate - Furthering access to addiction care

  • Educate - Delivering the best continuing medical education in addiction medicine

  • Treat - Setting standards and disseminating research

  • ASAM's Definition of Addiction

Jobs at ASAM

Learn more about employment opportunities and the benefits of working for ASAM in its Washington DC-area location.

ASAM Workplace

Informational Areas

Learn more about ASAM CME, education programs, publications, advocacy, policy, guidelines and membership.

CME and Conferences

ASAM Publications and Year in Review

Research current health-related court cases and learn how the ASAM's advocacy efforts extend to legal issues.

The 2014 ASAM Year in Review
Quality & Practice Home Page
The ASAM Criteria
Principles of Addiction Medicine
Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials
Journal of Addiction Medicine
ASAM Magazine
ASAM Weekly