0. Advocacy Graphic


The Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) oversees ASAM’s Government Relations Program and its activities. Primarily, the government relations activities include Legislative Days on Capitol Hill for ASAM members, ASAM-sponsored events for Congressional leaders and staff on Capitol Hill, cosponsoring similar events initiated by affiliate organizations, working within coalitions, drafting and/or endorsing letters of support for or opposition to particular Congressional bills or Administrative actions, drafting regulatory comments, tracking state and federal policies that impact access to addiction treatment and soliciting ASAM member support for grassroots lobbying initiatives.


Shawn Ryan, MD, FASAM

Flora Sadri, DO


  • Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM
  • Mark Kraus, MD, DFASAM
  • Michelle Lofwall, MD, DFASAM
  • Mary McMasters, MD, DFASAM
  • Michael Miller, MD, DFASAM
  • Tom Reach, MD
  • Ken Roy, MD, DFASAM
  • Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH
  • Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM
  • Mellissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM
  • Steve Wyatt, DO, FASAM