Federal Advocacy


ASAM is committed to improving access to high-quality, evidence-based addiction prevention and treatment through our federal advocacy efforts. Working closely with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and leaders in the Administration, we advocate for policies that promote a stronger addiction treatment workforce, standardize the delivery of individualized addiction treatment, and ensure equitable access and coverage for comprehensive, high-quality addiction care.


Teach it

Teach It

ASAM advocates for targeted legislation and funding to increase the number of qualified, well-trained addiction treatment professionals in high-need communities across America and incentivize more students and professionals to specialize in the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Standardize it

Standardize It

ASAM advocates for the use of nationally recognized guidelines and standards for the

treatment of addiction and the dissemination of competency-based addiction education for all healthcare professionals.

cover it

Cover It

ASAM identifies and advocates for policies and practices that ensure equitable access to, and coverage for, comprehensive, high-quality addiction care for all.