• May 27, 2016

    One Addiction Doctor’s Experience with a New Payment Model- Direct Primary Care

    While ASAM and other organizations continue to work toward parity and third party payment for addiction treatment, some physicians, myself included, are simplifying medical practice and eliminating third party payers from office based medicine. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is becoming more popular among physicians who feel overburdened by administrative hurdles in the current healthcare system. Ironically, my OBOT experience, and lack of third party payment for addiction services, strongly influenced my decision to start a DPC practice.
  • April 5, 2016

    Letter of Thanks: Recognition of Addiction Medicine

    From the start, this endeavor was about the patients, and their affected family members. It was about building a workforce of trained and certified expert clinicians who would Treat Addiction and Save Lives™. We are today at a point in time, in a process begun by Dr. Ruth Fox and her colleagues in her apartment in New York City over 60 years ago, on the way to a future that we see clearly.
  • March 22, 2016

    Summary of Inter-Professional Collaboration

    A strong collaboration across different specialties is essential to produce a comprehensive treatment plan. This article highlights key points to consider in supporting inter-professional collaboration.
  • March 1, 2016

    Jay Kasner, MD: Devoted Doctor and Mentor

    Jay was the stalwart. His patients loved him. All the staff loved him. He was a caring and skilled doctor, always even-tempered and affable, always positive, with a wonderful sense of humor almost as dry as that of his wife of 36 years, Dr Joanne Carpentier-Kasner, DVM.
  • December 15, 2015

    ASAM Leadership Series: Dr. Saitz, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

    Dr. Saitz, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, is, by all account, a funny and charming man who is also an accomplished researcher and expert in (among areas) SBIRT.
  • December 14, 2015

    President Obama Announces Efforts to Address Opioid Epidemic

    Dr. Brad Hall, DFASAM, President of the West Virginia ASAM chapter, and Penny Mills, CEO of ASAM, attended community discussion on the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic led by President Barack Obama in Charleston, West Virginia.
  • December 14, 2015

    Dr. Beny J. Primm: Pioneer in Research, Treatment of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

    "For 50 years, ASAM member Dr. Primm had been on the front lines in the use of medication in treating opioid dependence" writes Dr. Lawrence Brown, Jr, MPH, DFASAM.
  • November 24, 2015

    Join ASAM in the National Day of Giving

    ASAM has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
  • October 9, 2015

    ASAM National Practice Guideline Stakeholder Summit Held

    More than ten medical societies, eight federal agencies and other patient and payer organizations met on September 24 to discuss strategies to help accelerate the adoption of ASAM's newly released National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.
  • October 9, 2015

    Leadership Profile: Margaret A. E. Jarvis, MD, FASAM

    Margaret Jarvis, MD, FASAM, who is the Chair of the Quality Improvement Council, recently oversaw the development of ASAM's National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.
  • October 9, 2015

    Creating a National Policy for State-level Debate

    Leading the writing committee to draft the “ASAM Public Policy Statement on Marijuana, Cannabinoids and Legalization” presented some unique challenges, writes Michael Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, in an Op-Ed about his role in revising ASAM's marijuana public policy statement.
  • October 9, 2015

    Host Compassionate Conversations on Addiction in Your Home

    Host compassionate conversations about addiction in your home with Drugs Over Dinner.
  • September 15, 2015

    Join the Elite Ranks of ASAM Distinguished Fellows

    Every two years, ASAM offers members the opportunity to apply for Fellow status. The 2015 cycle will mark the shift of the Fellows award to the Distinguished Fellows award. In April 2015, the Board of Directors voted to take the current Fellow title and turn it into a membership category while the current Fellow award will change to Distinguished Fellow. Members who already hold the Fellow title will automatically become a Distinguished Fellow in 2016.
  • September 14, 2015

    ONDCP Online Event Focuses on Youth in Recovery

    On September 17, 2015 from 7:00-8:00PM ET, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will host an online event at the White House in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) with a special focus on youth in recovery. You are encouraged to host a viewing party of your friends, family, and stakeholders. With your help, this event will be a significant occasion to celebrate and inspire millions of young persons in recovery, and raise awareness about critical resources and commitments needed to help other young people in their journeys.
  • August 14, 2015

    Join October Rally and Advocate for Addiction Solutions

    Be one of many coming to Washington, DC in a show of solidarity and collective force to help the 22 million Americans with addiction, support prevention for those not yet affected, stand up for the 23 million more in recovery, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost each day