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The American Society of Addiction Medicine Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

by | Nov 09, 2020

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Amid ‘Twindemic’ of COVID-19 and Addiction, ASAM Stands Ready to Work 
With Them and Members of Congress to Treat Addiction and Save Lives


Rockville, MD – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) today congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their projected historic victory. America’s addiction medicine professionals stand ready to work with a Biden Administration and Congress to confront our nation’s twindemic of COVID-19 and addiction. Too many Americans are losing their lives to the disease of addiction and many more are struggling to access evidence-based prevention, treatment, and support services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is much work to be done, we know that by embracing and investing in science-backed approaches, we can treat addiction and save lives.


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