Associate Membership

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Become an Associate Member Today!

ASAM is working to bring together all addiction professionals in order to bring a cohesive voice for addiction medicine for the benefit of professionals and their patients/clients whether it is the latest in research, cutting edge treatments, or the exchange of knowledge.

The Associate Membership is open to individuals within the associated professions who teach, conduct research, or provide clinical care for individuals who are at risk for, or have, a substance use disorder.

Approved professionals must have a master's level degree if no clinical licensure is available in their state AND must spend at least 25% of their time providing clinical care to individuals who are at risk for or have a substance use disorder. 

$260 per year.


Benefits of Associate Membership

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:

The Journal of Addiction Medicine

Online subscription to the peer-reviewed Journal of Addiction Medicinepublished six times a year. (A top member benefit!)

Access to Tools and Resources

  • The ASAM Criteriathe most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The 2013 edition of the ASAM Criteria has been completely redesigned and is compliant with the DSM-5. In addition to the publication, ASAM is developing an enhanced, web-based version that offers video content and eLearning tools, along with the potential to earn CEU hours.
  • Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials: Carefully distilled from the authoritative resource on addiction medicine, Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th Edition, this book provides a quick reference on virtually all addiction medicine topics. This handbook offers up-to-date, clinically relevant information in a clear and concise form for a wide variety of practitioners.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Discounts on ASAM’s live and online educational courses. ASAM offers a variety of continuing education units to meet your needs, including Continuing Medical Education (CME) and credits for attendance for Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits for other clinicians. ASAM’s live courses include:

  • The Annual Conference explores the latest treatments and developments in the field through engaging plenary sessions, symposia, interactive workshops, paper and poster sessions, and an exhibit hall.
  • The State of the Art Course reviews cutting-edge research, clinical studies, and best practices for addiction treatment from leading researchers and clinical experts from around the United States and abroad.
  •  The Review Course in Addiction Medicine is the essential primer and preparation course for identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders.
  • Member exclusive discounts on past courses available for download through ASAM’s e-Learning Center. Up to 300 credits available for online courses.


  • Access to ASAM’s online Career Center to post positions and search for candidates.
  • Participation in ASAM’s online Member Community to network and share resources with other members.



Associated Professions

ASAM Associate Members come from wide variety of professions providing clinical care to those with addiction.

  • Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry (Psych-CNS)
  • Clinical Psychologists (PhD or PsyD)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)*
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Nursing Science (DNP or equivalent)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)*
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Social Workers*
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) 
Professions marked with an * must also have at least a master's level degree.

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