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  • January 4, 2021

    ASAM Submits Comment Letter to the DEA on the Implementation of the SUPPORT Act of 2018

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), sent a letter to provide comments on the Interim Final Rule on the Implementation of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act of 2018: Dispensing and Administering Controlled Substances for Medication-Assisted Treatment (the “Interim Final Rule”).
  • December 22, 2020

    ASAM Applauds Inclusion of Addiction-Related Provisions in End-of-Year Congressional Spending Deal

    Today the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) commended Congress for yesterday’s passage of several important addiction-related provisions in its bipartisan, end-of-year spending package that will increase Americans’ access to addiction treatment.
  • December 17, 2020

    KYSAM Supports Amendments to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Regulations Governing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine (KYSAM) sent a letter to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, expressing KYSAM’s strong support for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Council’s recommended amendments to Kentucky’s professional standards for Kentucky APRNs who prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). With the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic significantly impacting the country and Kentucky, KYSAM greatly appreciated the APRN Council’s efforts to increase access to evidence-based OUD treatment and encouraged the Kentucky Board of Nursing to adopt the APRN Council’s recommendations.

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National Press Training - Understanding Addiction

Thank you to the reporters and outlets who attended our 49th Annual Conference and National Press Foundation training in 2018. Our purpose was to increase journalists' knowledge of complex issues surrounding the opioid epidemic in order to improve public understanding.

If you click on any module in the link below, you will find audio, text, slides, photos and selected 5-minute videos from each session.

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Words Matter

Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction 

This handout provided by NIDA offers background information and tips for providers to keep in mind while using person-frst language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. 

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