American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Recent and Past Issues

  • The ASAM Weekly for January 23, 2024

    History Repeats Itself - Trends in hallucinogen-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
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  • Guest Editorial: History Repeats Itself: Psychedelics Are Promoted Today the Way Opioids Were Promoted in the Early 2000s

    After more than two decades as a practicing psychiatrist, I’ll be the first to admit that we need new and innovative treatments to treat depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. Psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin, and MDMA (Ecstasy) are being researched and promoted as ground-breaking advances for combatting mental illness. Multiple jurisdictions have already relaxed laws or policies related to these substances, often with an eye toward therapeutic use.
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  • The ASAM Weekly for January 16, 2024

    Adolescent Residential Addiction Treatment In The US.
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  • The ASAM Weekly for January 9, 2024

    Several of our publications this week address the economics of addiction - supply, demand, and resources.
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  • The ASAM Weekly for January 2, 2024

    ASAM Weekly Top 10 News Publications of 2023
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  • The ASAM Weekly for December 26, 2023

    A year-in-review... Top 10 Peer-reviewed Scientific Publications of 2023.
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  • The ASAM Weekly for December 19, 2023

    As we start wrapping up 2023, the next two issues of The ASAM Weekly will contain the best of publications in both news and science. We do this each year to allow our readers an opportunity to catch up on things they may have missed, reflect on things that might have changed, or find out if they’re reading what their colleagues are reading (sort of like personalized normative feedback mentioned in the study from Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research).
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  • ASAM Weekly for December 12, 2023

    It takes big data to tackle some of the biggest issues in addiction. Cannabis use rates have been rising in recent years and a new study leveraging data from the largest integrated health care system in the US (the VA) has found that cannabis use disorder (CUD) rates have more than doubled among veterans. Unfortunately, increases were disproportionately found among veterans with psychiatric disorders, especially those with the most severe diagnoses such as bipolar and psychotic spectrum disorders (American Journal of Psychiatry).
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  • ASAM Weekly for December 5, 2023

    The field of addiction medicine has been working hard to raise awareness about the disease and its treatments. A new study from NIDA researchers is doing so because of unfortunate findings: overdose deaths rose significantly for pregnant and postpartum women across demographic groups and in areas with adequate health care access, underscoring how stigma and punitive policies are still discouraging treatment (JAMA Psychiatry).
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  • ASAM Weekly for November 28, 2023

    SAMHSA recently released results from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). While further analysis of the data is expected to follow, many of our featured publications this week provide important context for the numbers.
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Editors & Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Nicholas Athanasiou, MD, MBA, DFASAM
Emeritus Editor: William Haning, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM
Publications Chair: Nicholas Athanasiou, MD, MBA, DFASAM
Co-Editors: Brandon Aden, MD, Jack Woodside, MD, John A. Fromson, MD

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