ASAM can connect members of the media with leading addiction medicine and treatment experts and reliable resources. We can arrange interviews with experts who speak on best practices related to treating addiction with opioids, alcohol, tobacco, stimulants, and other substances. Please email the Media Relations team for expert availability at press@ASAM.org for the fastest response.
Here are some helpful resources for reference:
- ASAM Definition of Addiction
- Patient Resources (asam.org)
- Addiction Treatment Needs Assessment - Treatment Connection
Every person has different needs when it comes to addiction treatment. By starting at the right level of care can greatly increase the chances of recovery success.
Reducing Stigma by Improving the Language of Addiction
The language that members of the media use in their reporting plays a significant role in reducing stigma surrounding addiction and overcoming this critical barrier to treatment. Help us reduce stigma by using the following NIDAMed guidelines for language:
- Words Matter (drugabuse.gov)
- Your Words Matter Language Showing Compassion and Care for Women, Infants, Families, and Communities Impacted by Substance Use Disorder (drugabuse.gov)
National Press Training - Understanding Addiction
National Press Foundation training on addiction provides informative and up-to-date on-demand background on addiction and treatment. Explore a variety of relevant sessions led by leading experts in the field.
Thank you to the reporters and outlets who attended our past Annual Conferences and National Press Foundation training. These training sessions increased journalists' knowledge of complex issues surrounding the opioid epidemic in order to improve public understanding.
Click here for on-demand online sessions.
The ASAM Weekly
The ASAM Weekly is a source of timely, useful news briefings of top stories for addiction medicine combined with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, state chapter news, and more. ASAM Weekly is a great way to keep informed and is delivered to the inboxes every Tuesday.
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