• September 4, 2019

    ABPM Increases Flexibility by Combining Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Requirements into Single CME Requirement

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has announced an overhaul of its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to fuse parts of the MOC to create a CME requirement.
  • August 8, 2019

    As published in USA Today: How Specialization in Addiction Medicine Can Save Lives

    Just like surgeons have trained to operate in case of appendicitis, addiction-medicine specialists prepare to help people with the disease of addiction. We understand that addiction is a brain disease and not a moral failing. We treat this condition with medications and care that is delivered with empathy and compassion. Our goal is to help patients live the lives they want for themselves. Addiction treatment may not look the same for everyone, but medical intervention is essential to recovery.
  • July 30, 2019

    New Resources for Addiction Medicine Fellows in Training

    ASAM provides Addiction Medicine Fellows In Training (FIT) members, world-class ACCME approved education, research validated resources, and a variety of opportunities to get involved in activities to improve the field and further their career. ASAM is the professional home of the addiction medicine physician.
  • July 2, 2019

    Public Comment Open: Focused Update of the National Practice Guideline

    Beginning today for a period of three weeks, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has made available for member and public comment a draft of the focused update of the National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.

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  • October 7, 2019

    Editorial Comment 10/8: Graduate education

    Readership attention is invited to the opioid use disorder education requirement proposal (The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics), below. The follow-up question is whether such a proposal is sufficiently broad.
  • September 30, 2019

    Editorial Comment 10/1: What isn’t here

    In psychiatric residency training, there is an admonition that every supervisor makes to the trainee, at some point: listen for what isn’t being said. There are various interpretations of this – one is simply, “Look for what history you have omitted.” Another, less obvious translation is to listen for what has been either concealed or repressed.



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MOC Guide

Considering a career in Addiction Medicine or expanding your practice services?

Physicians who have a primary ABMS board may apply to take the ABPM Addiction Medicine exam to become or continue to be an addiction medicine specialist. This specific pathway will expire in 2021. Download the NEW ASAM Information Guide on Certification and MOC.

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New Resources

JAM Podcast

Journal of Addiction Medicine May/June 2019, Volume 13, Issue 3;

In episode thirteen of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Jessica Gray. In her recent article, Dr. Gray discusses a case of a woman who was able to continue opioid agonist treatment during the postpartum period while she remained incarcerated, in a system that generally did not allow for opioid agonist treatment during incarceration except during pregnancy.

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Drug court resources

Drug Court Resources

Tens of thousands of Americans access addiction pharmacotherapies through drug courts every year. New resources are now available. Created in partnership with the NADCP National Association of Drug Court Professionals.