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  • 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.
  • Thank you!
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    • 1. American Society of Addiction Medicine
    • 2. 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.
    • 3. Membership
      Distribution of 2011 ASAM Members by Primary Specialty (n = 2,700)
      As of September 2, 2011.
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Advocacy & Public Policy
      ASAM is working on the following issues at the state and local level:
      • Insurance Issues:
      • 7. Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatments
      • 8. Medicaid and Exchange Enrollment and Regulations
      • 9. Affordable Care Act Developments and Changes
      Medical Marijuana
      Abolishing Alcohol Exclusion Laws
    • 10. Thank You!
      Contact Information:
      Richard G. Soper, M.D.,
      richgs@bellsouth.net
      Kate Volpe, Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership
      kvolpe@asam.org
      301-547-4108
      ASAM Chapters:
      www.asam.org/ChapterPresidents.html

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