This growing collection of stories offers profound insights into the purpose of treating addiction. These stories highlight the positive impact treating addiction can have on a person, a family, a community, and a nation. We invite you to read these heartfelt stories and share your own.
Recently Added Stories
I treat addiction because as a doctor, a human being, and a father I have no choice.
William (Bill) Fritz, MD Surgeon ASAM member since 2017
We have the tools now to actively address this chronic disease.
Dr. Jan Widerman Pediatrician ASAM member since 2012
I feel privileged to help patients.
Dorothy Lennon, MD, DFASAM Family Medicine Physician ASAM member since 2004
Why I Treat AddictionBy joining the American Society of Addiction Medicine, you become a part of an innovative and growing professional community of over 7,000 members and 40 state chapters transforming addiction treatment and care.
ASAM is dedicated to enhancing your career and practice with transformative education on addiction treatment and opportunities for lasting connections with experts in the field.
Share your story about why you treat addiction or join today!
New Member OfferJoin today and receive $100 in online learning credits* Choose from an extensive course list designed by leaders in addiction medicine and continue to develop your ability to treat addiction today.
* Offer valid for new applicants through July 30, 2022. Not available for student, retired, and international members. Credits redeemable through ASAM’s e-Learning Center.