The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition Writing Groups

ASAM Criteria 4th Edition Writing Groups Call for Applications

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.

ASAM is currently working on assembling a team of experts, editors and writers who will start working on the 4th edition of the ASAM Criteria.

To apply please click here>>>

Application deadline: February 26st, 2021

For additional questions related to the application process, please contact: Anna Garbar at 

Please watch the message below from Dr. Corey Waller, the Editor-in-Chief, explaining the mission of the 4th Edition of the ASAM Criteria Editorial Team. To apply click here>>>

Criteria Writing Groups Chart_10-1-2020

Required Knowledge and Skills


  • Clinical training and experience or related research experience
  • Familiarity with The ASAM Criteria
  • if applying to serve on a writing group dealing with a specific population (ex. adolescents, justice involved, older adults, etc.), applicants must have a minimum of 1-year experience working with or doing research within this population.


  • Editing/publishing experience
  • Prior committee experience


Additional information:

  • ASAM membership is NOT required to apply
  • Completing the ASAM universal disclosure application for is required when submitting an application (for more information, please click here)
  • The writing group structure is subject to changes and not all writing groups will be assembled simultaneously.