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  • September 2, 2021

    MISAM Presses for Changes in the Regulation of MAT

    On September 1st, the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine (MISAM) sent a letter to Director Hawks of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to highlight concerns about the department’s regulation of medication for addiction treatment (MAT).
  • September 1, 2021

    Personal Stories during National Addiction Treatment Week

    “The isolation caused by the pandemic has worsened substance use disorder and it has worsened mental health,” said Dr. Garbely, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Medical Strategy, Education and Research at Caron Treatment Centers. “This week will help put substance use disorder and the awareness of addiction treatment back in the forefront where it needs to be."
  • August 31, 2021

    ASAM Joins Mental Health Liaison Group in Support of the Moms Matter Act

    On August 23rd, ASAM joined with a coalition of 45 partner organizations to send a letter to the leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in support of the Moms Matter Act (H.R. 909).

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Watch: Improving the Language and Coverage of Addiction

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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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