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About ASAM

Founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 6000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

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2018/2019 Membership Benefits

Just like you, ASAM members are actively involved in treating patients with addiction. Besides being able to network with these doctors and share resources and best practices, here are some other benefits of becoming a member:

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 to play an active role in shaping government policies that affect their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their patients. ASAM advocates for policies that promote access to high-quality treatment and recovery support. 

ASAM offers a wide variety of award and recognition programs for members and those contributing to the field of addiction medicine. Below is a list of the various awards and applications available. 

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