Essential Textbooks


The ASAM Handbook on Pain and Addiction

An invaluable, evidence-based tool for clinicians to manage the complex relationship between pain and addiction.



The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Sixth Edition

Thoroughly updated with the latest international evidence-based research and best practices, the comprehensive 6th edition of the ASAM flagship textbook reviews the science and art behind addiction medicine. It provides healthcare providers with the necessary information to not only properly diagnose and treat their patients but to also serve as change agents to positively impact clinical service design and delivery as well as global healthcare policy.



The ASAM Handbook of Addiction Medicine

A practical, evidence-based guide to the identification and treatment of substance use disorders.



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 Essentials of Addiction Medicine: Second Edition

This new edition of ASAM Essentials features new methods to provide care to patients, as well as definitive answers on how to assist those suffering from addiction with early intervention tactics.


Subscriptions & Podcasts

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The Journal of Addiction Medicine

Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. ASAM members receive the journal as part of their membership benefits


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Beyond the Abstract Podcast

A podcast that looks at recently published Journal of Addiction Medicine abstracts and conducts interviews with their authors.
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The ASAM Weekly

Delivered by email every Tuesday, 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. 

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The ASAM Magazine

The blog for ASAM related news found on
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