2022-2025 Strategic Plan
To be the physician-led professional community for those who prevent, treat, and promote remission and recovery from the disease of addiction, and to provide resources for continuing innovation, advancement, and implementation of addiction science and care..
A future when addiction prevention, treatment, remission, and recovery are accessible to all, and profoundly improve the health of all people.
To be the physician-led professional community for those who prevent, treat, and promote remission and recovery from the disease of addiction, and to provide resources for continuing innovation, advancement, and implementation of addiction science and care.
Inclusive Leadership: evidenced in a commitment to lead a field of addiction prevention, treatment, remission, and recovery unified through partnership and collaboration.
Innovation and Integrity: evidenced in an uncompromising commitment to foster innovation and disseminate evidence-based practices.
Openness: evidenced in the inclusion of a diverse community of medical specialists delivering the best available addiction care.
Compassion: evidenced in our advocacy for and devotion to the health and wellbeing of our patients, members, and the public.
2022-2025 Goals and Strategies
Goal 1: Grow and Strengthen Involvement in Addiction Medicine
Strategy 1.1. Identify and develop diverse ASAM membership and leadership
Strategy 1.2. Define and promote the value of addiction medicine and integrate it throughout systems of care
Strategy 1.3. Expand and foster the next generation of addiction medicine professionals
Goal 2: Expand Access to Addiction Medicine
Strategy 2.1. Advocate for comprehensive benefits coverage, improved reimbursement, and appropriate compensation for the full continuum of addiction care
Strategy 2.2. Support funding for research, education, and prevention
Strategy 2.3. Champion addiction medicine access for all
Strategy 2.4. Advocate for reducing criminal legal system interference with the delivery of addiction care
Goal 3: Set the Standards for High-Quality, Evidence-Based Addiction Care
Strategy 3.1. Partner with patients and stakeholders to ensure diversity of perspectives
Strategy 3.2. Establish addiction medicine clinical guidelines, standards, metrics; and identify evidence gaps
Strategy 3.3. Promote the implementation of ASAM guidelines and standards across the entire healthcare continuum
Goal 4: Educate the Addiction Workforce and Patients
Strategy 4.1. Develop and provide addiction medicine education for addiction specialists and the addiction care team.
Strategy 4.2. Develop and provide addiction medicine education for other healthcare providers treating patients with addiction.
Strategy 4.3. Increase public awareness of the disease of addiction and the benefits of high-quality addiction care
Goal 5: Maximize operational effectiveness
Strategy 5.1. Ensure financial health of the organization
Strategy 5.2. Uphold ASAM reputation
Strategy 5.3. Improve efficiencies