American Society of Addiciton Medicine

National Advocacy

National Advocacy

ASAM is committed to advocating for a future when addiction prevention, treatment, remission and recovery are accessible to all, and profoundly improve the health of all people.

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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 for all. ASAM’s Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) oversees ASAM’s government relations program and its activities.  These activities include coordination of legislative days on Capitol Hill for ASAM members, Congressional briefings, and grasstops and grassroots advocacy, as well as development of ASAM’s positions on federal legislation.

National Advocacy

Strengthening the Addiction Workforce
Increasing Use of Nationally Recognized Guidelines & Standards For Addiction Treatment
Ensuring Equitable Access to High-Quality Addiction Care
Supporting Prevention & Research
Advancing Racial Justice and Health Equity
Educating for Evidence-Based Methadone Policies

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