American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Recent and Past Issues

  • 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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  • ASAM Weekly for November 21, 2023

    If you're a little apprehensive this year about having awkward or even anxiety-provoking Thanksgiving conversations, then we’ve got you covered.
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  • ASAM Weekly for November 14, 2023

    How we frame the problem significantly impacts individuals with addiction. A global review of legislative approaches toward gambling demonstrates how some countries are still warming to a systemic, public health approach while many are mostly focused on vulnerable individuals and promoting responsible gambling (Lancet Public Health).
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  • ASAM Weekly for November 7, 2023

    As we presented last week, ASAM provides expert guidance for the field of addiction medicine. Today, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) published the Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Stimulant Use Disorder.
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  • ASAM Weekly for October 31, 2023

    If you haven’t recently explored the ASAM website, this week’s publications may be a good motivation to do so.
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  • ASAM Weekly for October 24, 2023

    Stuff happens as we move substance use along the spectrum between criminalization and commercialization.
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  • The ASAM Weekly for October 17, 2023

    There’s something remarkable about identifying a common brain network underlying substance use disorders (Nature Mental Health). This commonality was not a given -- the results could have gone the other way -- but its existence is reassuring for how it unifies the disorders of addiction.
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  • ASAM Weekly for October 10, 2023

    A study from New York has found that increasing temperatures are associated with increased hospital visits related to alcohol and substance use (Communications Medicine)...
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  • ASAM Weekly for October 3, 2023

    Tucked within social determinants of health are commercial determinants which have a particular interest in “addictiveness.” This is clearly evident in the lead article demonstrating how tobacco companies shifted the US food industry towards hyperpalatability beginning in the 1980s (Addiction).
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  • ASAM Weekly for September 26th, 2023

    Both the RAND Corporation and SAMHSA recently released reports providing broad perspectives on addiction in America. At over 600 pages, “America’s Opioid Ecosystem” (RAND) is a comprehensive review of the dynamic systems and issues underlying not only America’s opioid crisis but the entire addiction ecosystem.
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Editor-in-Chief: Nicholas Athanasiou, MD, MBA, DFASAM
Emeritus Editor: William Haning, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM
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