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  • News January 15, 2019

    The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare Joins the Fight to Stop Opioid Overdose

    The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) is thrilled to welcome the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) as a new member of the coalition. NABH represents provider systems that are committed to the high-quality clinical care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
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  • News January 10, 2019

    New Taxonomy Code

    Given the recognition of addiction medicine as a medical subspecialty by ABMS, with an established curriculum and training standards and a new certification pathway, ASAM believed it was timely and appropriate to request a new taxonomy code that would capture the distinctive nature of this area of specialty practice.
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  • News December 19, 2018

    ASAM Submits Comments to FDA Regarding Strategies to Increase Naloxone Availability

    ASAM submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to a request for comment ahead of a public advisory committee meeting regarding strategies to increase the availability of naloxone products intended for use in the community.
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  • News December 18, 2018

    US Surgeon General Proclaims E-Cigarette Use an Epidemic Among Youth

    US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams issued a rare public health Advisory declaring the use of e-cigarettes an “epidemic among our nation’s young people.” The Advisory provides information to parents, educators, and health professionals on new types of e-cigarettes on the market, including JUUL, and the negative health consequences of youth use of these products.
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2019 Media Event & Credentialing Requirements

Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attend special meetings and events for the purpose of editorial coverage will be granted media credentials. To qualify, journalists must contact Christine Merrifield / press@ASAM.org at 301.547.4140 and provide the following:

  1. Letter verifying assignment to the meeting on the letterhead of the news organization being represented.
  2. Media identification (such as an international, accredited press pass or an official media-outlet-issued credential).

Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as media. Financial analysts, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media.

In addition, representatives from medical education companies attending the event or meeting for the purpose of creating continuing medical education (CME) or other commercial educational content (e.g., webcasts, online or printed educational modules, etc.) may not register as media.

Information regarding media registrants is proprietary. ASAM does not give, rent, or sell current, past, or on-site media registration lists. All sessions and activities related to the ASAM 50th Annual Conference are proprietary and not for common use.

Media Contact:

Christine Merrifield

Email for a fast response.

press@ASAM.org
301.547.4140

 

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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Watch: Improving the Language and Coverage of Addiction

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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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