Report Misuse of The ASAM Criteria

Help ASAM monitor the usage of The ASAM Criteria® by reporting any misuse to ASAM's Coalition for National Clinical Criteria. Reporting misuse ensures The ASAM Criteria is administered consistently and correctly.

When you should report misuse

  • Treatment provider not utilizing the content and spirit of The ASAM Criteria

  • State agency not utilizing the content and spirit of The ASAM Criteria

  • If you are having difficulty getting into a needed ASAM level of care

  • Denial of admission to or continued service of an ASAM level of care

  • Length-of-stay is program-driven and not individualized or clinically-driven


Payors or managed care organizations:

If you are concerned that a treatment provider is not implementing the "spirit" or content of The ASAM Criteria, click here to submit a brief report


Patients, families or provider of services:

If you are concerned that treatment is being denied a patient or loved one click here to submit a brief report.