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Archived Public Policy Statements


Definitions Related to the Use of Opioids for the Treatment of Pain: Consensus Statement

Adoption Date:
April 1, 1997; rev. February 1, 2001
This policy statement is archived and no longer considered active ASAM policy. Archived statements are available for historical purposes upon request. Please email Susan Awad at to request a copy of an archived policy statement.