The ASAM Criteria

The ASAM Criteria

The ASAM Criteria is the nation’s most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.

For ProvidersTreatment Providers & Clinicians

Effectively apply The ASAM Criteria in your practice with the Criteria Textbook. Order Now or Learn More about what's inside.
Improve the quality of patient assessments with ASAM CONTINUUM, the only clinical decision support system for conducting an ASAM assessment. Learn more here
Learn how to apply The ASAM Criteria in practice through case-based activities and practical examples. Enroll in our Online Course today.
Certify your treatment program’s ability to deliver a specific level of care. Learn more about our Level of Care Certification.

For PayorsAdministrators, Payers & Policymakers

States across the country are using The ASAM Criteria as the foundation of efforts to improve the addiction treatment system.
Demonstrate your program’s capacity to deliver a specific level of care. Learn more about our Level of Care Certification.
Help us ensure The ASAM Criteria is appropriately implemented. Review our copyright guidelines and report any misuse.
Ensure providers and payers in your network are appropriately trained. Host a live-training or Learn about our other training options.

For Patients & Families

Access the level of care you or your loved one deserves. Find a certified residential program that meets your needs.
Learn about The ASAM Criteria and how ASAM’s continuum of care helps providers match their treatment plans across patient needs.
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ASAM Addiction Treatment AssessmentEvery person has different needs when it comes to addiction treatment. By starting at the right level of care you can greatly increase the chances of success. Take this free Addiction Treatment Needs Assessment.


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