Get Involved in Advocacy
The voice of addiction medicine has strength in numbers. Get involved in ASAM Advocacy today.
ASAM Advocacy offers several ways to get involved. Whether it’s following our monthly newsletter updates, taking direct action, serving on a committee, or pushing change through our grasstops program, there is something for everyone.
Get Involved in ASAM Advocacy
The ASAM Advocate is a monthly newsletter containing useful news briefings of top stories in addiction policy, combined with ASAM developments related to national and state addiction medicine advocacy.
Through mass participation efforts leveraging emails, calls, and other contact with Congressional offices, you can support efforts to teach, standardize, modernize, and cover addiction medicine to help our country.
Though advocacy can initially seem intimidating, the truth is that your medical expertise and personal experience are your most important and valuable tools to be an effective advocate. Helpful tips, tricks, and best practices for advocacy can be found in this downloadable ASAM Advocacy Guide.
Join ASAM members from across the country to connect with Capitol Hill policymakers and their staff to advance an ambitious policy agenda to treat addiction and save lives.
Join a Committee
ASAM members may apply to join an advocacy committee. These committees set ASAM public policy (Public Policy Committee), lead advocacy efforts (Legislative Advocacy Committee), and interface with payers and federal regulatory agencies and develop practice management resources (Practice Management and Regulatory Affairs Committee). For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
ASAM members who have connections with federal or state lawmakers, or are interested in building such relationships, may apply to join the Addiction Medicine Action Network, ASAM's grasstops program.
ASAM is proud to work collaboratively with others to improve the lives of those living with addiction