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.

Teach It

ASAM advocates for a stronger addiction treatment workforce to serve the needs of the millions of Americans living with addiction.

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

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

Other National Policy Areas

ASAM supports a wide variety of measures to research, prevent, and reduce substance-related problems.



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