Course Curriculum & Resources

Review Course Curriculum and Study Resources

The ASAM 2015 Review Course in Addiction Medicine prepares you by using a variety of educational tools and products. 

The Curriculum

The ASAM Review Course Curriculum was carefully developed through review of past Board Exam outcomes, interviews with examination planners about areas of weakness in exam results and is specifically mapped to ABAM's 2015 Board Certification/Recertification Blueprint. Each of the 22 sessions reviews content as identified in the Blueprint and draws on the expert knowledge and clinical experience of the Course faculty.

In addition, the following ASAM products are an indispensible part of examination preparation:


The ASAM Board Examination Study Tool (BEST) helps prepare physicians for the ABAM certification/
re-certification examination utilizing an interactive and engaging format. This online learning tool includes: study material and over 500 sample test questions and answers; sustained access to the training material; ability to bookmark pages, highlight text; take notes; track progress through the content; and can be accessed through supported mobile devices and tablets. The BEST is included at no additional charge with registration to The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine.

The Textbooks

ASAM's textbook, Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th Edition, is the basic reference text for the Review Course. Speakers will refer to and drawn from this text often as part of their presentations. Copies will be available for purchase at the Review Course or by clicking this link. In addition, the quick reference book, Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials of Addiction Medicine is a comprehensive overview of virtually every topic. Click here for more details.

The App

Download the ASAM Review Course App before you arrive in Orlando for a preview of presentation slides discussed at the course. Take notes next to each presentations slide and much more!