Top 6 Reasons to Join ASAM
ASAM's Fellow designation gives recognition to and raises awareness of ASAM members who are board certified addiction specialists. ASAM Fellows are able to use the FASAM designation after their name and use the special ASAM Fellow logo on certain pre-authorized items. To qualify for the FASAM designation, physicians must be members of ASAM for two consecutive years and be currently certified in Addiction Medicine.
Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. It is currently ranked tenth in the Substance Abuse category of the 2012 Journal Citation Reports' Science Edition. The Journal is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, peer-reviewed articles published in the Journal focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics.
ASAM members enjoy unique educational opportunities designed to increase knowledge and keep up with the latest addiction medicine information. Members can take advantage of exclusive member pricing on hundreds of CME hours online and by live courses throughout the year. Members also receive a 20% discount on ASAM publications.
Local events, courses and meetings provide opportunities to network, and develop lifelong professional relationships. ASAM State Chapters provide networking, service, and professional learning opportunities for our members across the nation.
ASAM serves its members in many ways. One of the most important ways is by helping members play an active role in shaping government policies that affect their livelihoods and the lives of their patients. ASAM advocates for policies that promote access to high-quality prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for the millions of Americans who suffer from a substance use disorder.