American Society of Addiciton Medicine

State Advocacy Resources

State Advocacy Resources

ASAM offers several advocacy resources for members interested in driving change.

ASAM Toolkits

ASAM has compiled informative resources, initiatives, and statistics into a variety of toolkits to empower clinicians and other stakeholders to advocate for an improved addiction treatment system.

ASAM Opioid Litigation Brief

As lawsuits across the country start to reach settlements, state, local and tribal governments must use the new funding to empower addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. 

External Resources

Find external tools here designed to help support your advocacy efforts.

State Toolkit to End the Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic: Leading-Edge Actions and Strategies to Remove Barriers to Evidence-based Patient Care

 The American Medical Association and Manatt Health have released this toolkit to guide states on removing barriers to evidence-based patient care.  States have taken different approaches to expand treatment for patients with addiction, and the toolkit provides feedback on what’s working.

Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector

The Opioid Resource Connector assists communities in mounting a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis. It provides a curated collection of community-focused programs, tools, and resources to help stakeholders choose, design, and implement essential interventions. It is a product of Brandeis Opioid Policy Research Collaborative.

Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

In this national summary and in the accompanying fact sheets, the Kaiser Family Foundation examines national and state-level data on mental health both before and during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Rural Community Toolbox

Federal resources that can help rural communities become strong, healthy, prosperous, and resilient places to live and work.