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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • August 13, 2015

    Open Letter: Why I Helped Form a New Mexico ASAM Chapter

    My name is Dr. John R. Vigil, MD. I am the president of the newly chartered New Mexico Society of Addiction Medicine (NMSAM) and have been asked by ASAM to write why we started a state chapter in New Mexico.
  • June 10, 2015

    CTSAM Co-sponsors 4th Annual ASAM Educational

    On May 13th 2015, residents and fellows in the Connecticut region competed in the finals of the 4th Annual ASAM Educational, an event which is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of American Society of Addiction Medicine, The Combined Rushford, Yale ABAM Fellowship Journal Club and the Connecticut State Medical Society.
  • April 8, 2015

    A Critical Time to Donate in Support of Improving Addiction Care

    2015 marks the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment’s 25th Anniversary, and now more than ever it is important to ensure the longevity of the fund. The endowment is the foundation for ASAM to expand its voice as the expert resource for addiction medicine. Consider making a generous donation today!
  • February 13, 2015

    The Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

    The annual Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference was held in Charleston, West Virginia October 23-25, 2014. This was the third conference of its type held since the inception of the licensure board’s three-hour CME Best Practices Prescribing of Controlling Substances required education.
  • June 12, 2014

    Results and Winning Slides from ASAM Educational

    See this year's winning presentation on a integrated model of treatment that improves patient care.
  • June 12, 2014

    NJSAM Supports Innovative Educational Course

    ASAM's New Jersey Chapter worked with state and federal agencies to host a training event for practitioners.
  • April 18, 2014

    ASAM Monitors Access to Medications

    Local policy decisions around the nation are impacting the ability of ASAM members to practice medicine, with members encountering restrictions like those that limit patient ability to access prescribed medication.
  • June 14, 2013

    What Does CSAM Stand For?

    Learn about ASAM’s California Chapter, CSAM, one of ASAM’s largest and most active chapters.
  • March 29, 2013

    ASAM Chapters Foster Open Dialogue on Addiction Treatment

    The New York Society of Addiction Medicine is midway through planning a series of local meetings that engage addiction treatment providers with the latest addiction research and best practices. Learn from NYSAM President Dr. Norman Wetterau how to bring similar programs to your state.
  • January 26, 2013

    Opioid Treatment Models Around the Globe

    Learn from MASAM the basic differences in how opioid dependency is treated in the United Kingdom, Canada and Switzerland as compared to the US.
  • January 24, 2013

    Newly Elected ASAM Officers Bring Leadership and Vision

    ASAM’s 2012 Election recently came to a close, deciding the 2013 Slate of Officers and Regional Directors. Find out who has been elected to serve you.
  • January 24, 2013

    ASAM Advocates Nationally for Implementation of Parity

    As part of the Parity Implementation Coalition, ASAM has been working with former Members of Congress Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad to host a series of field hearings around the country on the implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act .