ASAM’s mission encompasses 5 key areas listed here
ASAM Membership is comprised of physicians from all medical specialties and subspecialties. They are engaged in private practice, serve as corporate medical directors, and work in group practice or other clinical settings. A number are also involved in research and medical education.
ASAM has active chapters that cover 43 states. Some chapters cover individual states and others cover multiple states.
This enews brief is a weekly source of timely news briefings, combining top stories in addiction medicine with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, and state chapter activities. ASAM weekly is free for all addiction professionals. Subscribe online at http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?asam.
ASAM is working on the following issues at the state and local level. If NCADD members are interested in getting involved, they can contact the Chapter Presidents of ASAM, which can be found online at www.asam.org/ChapterPresidents.html.
American Societyof Addiction Medicine
ASAM Mission Statement Increase access to & improve the quality of addiction treatment; Educate physicians, other health care providers & public; Support research & prevention; Promote the appropriate role of the physician in the care of patients with addiction; and Establish addiction medicine as a recognized specialty.
Membership Distribution of 2011 ASAM Members by Primary Specialty (n = 2,700) Other Addiction 19% Psychiatry Psychiatry 3% 32% Addiction Medicine 15% Family Medicine Internal 18% Medicine 13%As of September 2, 2011.
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ASAM Weekly Weekly recap of the top news in addiction medicine along with society news Delivered every Tuesday by email. May also be viewed on mobile devices through a free MultiBriefs app Editor in Chief: Richard G. Soper, M.D., J.D., M.S., FASAM Free to all addiction professionals! Subscribe online now at: http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?asam
Advocacy & Public Policy ASAM is working on the following issues at the state and local level: Insurance Issues: Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatments Medicaid and Exchange Enrollment and Regulations Affordable Care Act Developments and Changes Medical Marijuana Abolishing Alcohol Exclusion Laws
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