Advancing Addiction Medicine


As a health care professional who treats addiction, you understand the impact that federal and state legislation has on your practice and your patients. At ASAM, we are committed to elevating the voices of addiction medicine among key policymakers - but we need your help. If you have connections to lawmakers, or you are interested in building advocacy relationships with policymakers, please consider applying below to join the ASAM Addiction Medicine Action Network (AMAN), ASAM's grasstops program!  This new grasstops program will launch in early 2021 with an inaugural class of up to 30 ASAM members.

Dr. Anika Alvanzo
Dr. Yngvild Olsen testifies before a congressional committee

As an AMAN member, you will:

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of Congress and other key officials
  • Engage in advocacy and media trainings and access helpful advocacy tools and resources
  • Receive technical assistance from ASAM advocacy staff to develop an individualized advocacy work plan
Dr. Ryan
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Resources (Coming Soon!)

AMAN members may access tools to empower their advocacy here.