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 Society of 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) As of September 2, 2011.
Membership—State Chapters ME WA MT ND VT NH MN OR NY MA WI SD ID RI CT MI WY NJ PA IA DE OH NE IN IL MD NV DC WV VA UT CO KS MO KY CA NC TN OK AR SC AZ NM GA AL MS AK LA TX FL State Chapter State/Regional Specialty Society Inactive Chapter HI No Chapter
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 MultiBriefsapp 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:
Medical Marijuana Abolishing Alcohol Exclusion Laws
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