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  • 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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  • August 20, 2019

    Editorial Comment 8/20: Accepting the things we cannot change, changing the things we can

    In the interval since last week's editorial, I received a number of suggested community recovery options. I'm a little cautious about opening this up to a listing or inventory of all programs, community and otherwise. But whether such an inventory belongs in the pages of ASAM Weekly is less relevant than whether there should be such an inventory, somewhere. ASAM makes no endorsement, direct or inferred, of any of the programs, and particularly not of those that have some commercial underpinnings (with reference to the Therapeutic Communities examples provided last week; which, just as TCs generally, may have no-cost or externally-supported components).
  • August 12, 2019

    Editorial Comment 8/13: More on alternate choices

    In the interval since last week's editorial, I received a number of suggested community recovery options. I'm a little cautious about opening this up to a listing or inventory of all programs, community and otherwise. But whether such an inventory belongs in the pages of ASAM Weekly is less relevant than whether there should be such an inventory, somewhere. ASAM makes no endorsement, direct or inferred, of any of the programs, and particularly not of those that have some commercial underpinnings (with reference to the Therapeutic Communities examples provided last week; which, just as TCs generally, may have no-cost or externally-supported components).

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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
 
In episode eleven of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Honora Englander, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and the Director and Principal Investigator of the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT). In her recent article, Dr. Englander and her colleagues discuss using hospitalization as a "reachable moment" for highly vulnerable patients who are not engaged in treatment elsewhere and utilizing the IMPACT team in this process.

 

Journal of Addiction Medicine March/April 2019, Volume 13, Issue 2;

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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.