Guidelines and Consensus Documents

Quality & Practice

Guidelines and Consensus Documents

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The ASAM National Practice Guideline

This guideline provides recommendations on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder.


ASAM Safe Methadone Induction and Stabilization Policy Statement

This consensus statement provides recommendations to reduce the risk of patient overdose or death related to methadone maintenance treatment of addiction. 

The ASAM Criteria

The ASAM Criteria

The most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.


The ASAM Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

ASAM developed the Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine document to provide guidance about the effective use of drug testing in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery for patients with, or at risk for, addiction.

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Patient Guide & Support Resources

This page provides online version of a patient guide and additional treatment and family support resources.