The ASAM Criteria


What is the ASAM Criteria?

The ASAM criteria is 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 Criteria Text - Order Now

Order ​The ASAM Criteria; Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, Third Edition.    

ASAM Criteria Resources & Training

ASAM and The Change Companies® have developed a co-branded suite of supporting resources to enhance practitioner implementation and create effective solutions for guiding behavior change.

ASAM Criteria Incident Report

Help ASAM monitor the usage of the criteria by reporting any misuse to the American Society of Addiction Medicine's Coalition for National Clinical Criteria.

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CONTINUUM, The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine™

CONTINUUM™ provides counselors, clinicians and other treatment team members with a computer-guided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions. Click here to sign up to receive updates about the software or email asamcritera(at)asam(dot)org to learn more.

How to Use The ASAM Criteria

The ASAM criteria are useful to patients, treatment providers, managed care providers, and other stakeholders and professionals.