Review Course in addiction medicine

Thank you for attending the ASAM 2021 Review Course in Addiction Medicine!

Click here to claim credit and access on-demand session recordings.

Registration will open December 2021 for the ASAM 2022 Review Course in Addiction Medicine, scheduled to take place July 22-24, 2022, in Chicago, IL.

Overview & Introduction 

The ASAM Review Course is the essential primer for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are preparing for a career in addiction medicine, and for primary care providers who wish to increase their skills in identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders.

The session topics are mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprint and feature an outstanding lineup of faculty.


Key highlights:

  • Outstanding presentations by experts, authors and leaders in addiction medicine
  • Three years of FREE access to full-course recordings within 30 days after event
  • Curriculum mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprint
  • Complimentary electronic course syllabus
  • Dedicated networking time to interact with faculty and colleagues
  • Special registrant rates for the Board Exam Study Tool

Who Should Attend

The Board Exam Study Course provides an up-to-date review of the core content of addiction medicine for:

  • Physicians preparing for the ABPM Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine
  • Addiction specialists seeking a "refresher" course that incorporates recent developments in addiction science and practice
  • Non-specialist physicians and other healthcare professionals seeking the knowledge to identify and manage problems related to substance use disorders for their patients.


Exam Study Tools & Resources

After completing the Review Course, want to continue to expand your knowledge in preparation for the addiction medicine exam?

Visit our course resources page for additional education opportunities.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
  • Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
  • Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
  • Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders, and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match a patient’s needs
  • Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse
  • Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals, and considerations for special populations


The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.