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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

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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 


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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

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ASAM Adopts Public Policy Statement on the Ethical Use of Drug Testing in the Practice of Addiction Medicine

by | Apr 11, 2019

On April 3, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) approved a new policy statement: Public Policy Statement on the Ethical Use of Drug Testing in the Practice of Addiction Medicine. This Policy Statement includes recommendations on the clinical use of drug testing, appropriateness of presumptive and definitive testing, and the responsibilities of clinicians when testing for drugs.

ASAM has developed a consensus document on the Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine, which provides a broad discussion of drug testing methods, procedures and practices; this policy statement describes ASAM’s position on the ethical use of drug testing in the practice of addiction medicine.

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