On a diverse set of issues ranging from mental health and addiction parity to pharmacy regulation, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) State Chapters are instrumental in shaping addiction policy conversations in state capitols across the country. ASAM National staff tracks addiction-related state legislation and regulations; helps keep State Chapters informed of state policy developments, and provides them with consultation and technical assistance on state-level issues important to them. In addition, ASAM National staff closely works with many other national organizations on mental health and addiction issues and can connect ASAM State Chapters with those national organizations and their state branches.
ASAM tracks legislation relating to its chapters’ legislative priorities in all 50 states.
ASAM's state chapters are led by experts in the field of addiction medicine. Each chapter elects its own leaders.
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