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The Voice of Addiction Medicine

 Leading the movement to transform America's addiction treatment infrastructure and expand access to research-validated, results-based care

ASAM's Advocacy Principles

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TEACH addiction medicine by expanding and strengthening our workforce and dispelling stigma
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STANDARDIZE the delivery of addiction medicine so that more patients receive high-quality, evidence-based care
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COVER addiction medicine in a way that expands patient access to coordinated, comprehensive care
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It's time we treat addiction like other chronic diseases 


Advocacy Committees & Councils

ASAM's advocacy could not happen if not for the dedicated effort of our members.

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Public Policy Statements

Learn about ASAM's position on current policy issues.

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ASAM is proud to work collaboratively with others to improve the lives of those living with addiction.
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Advocacy Toolkits

ASAM provides toolkits to help you advocate for public policies that advance addiction medicine and promote access to treatment

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ASAM Signs Letter Calling for Funding to Grow the Addiction Medicine Workforce

by | Apr 02, 2019

Rockville, MD -  ASAM joined 18 other organizations in sending a letter urging the leadership of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to fund programs in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) “Public Health and Preventive Medicine” line item in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) at the level of $24 million. The letter emphasizes the importance of programs that would train physicians and other public health workers in disease prevention and health promotion and grow the addiction medicine workforce. Specifically, the letter recommends the following levels of funding for FY20 for each program: $11,000,000 for Preventative Medicine Residency Training Programs, $11,000,000 for Public Health Training Centers, and $2,000,000 for Addiction Medicine Training Programs.

Read the letter here