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.
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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<br />
ASAM Mission Statement <br />Increase access to & improve the quality of addiction treatment;<br />Educate physicians, other health care providers & public;<br />Support research & prevention; <br />Promote the appropriate role of the physician in the care of patients with addiction; and<br />Establish addiction medicine as a recognized specialty.<br />
Membership<br />Distribution of 2011 ASAM Members by Primary Specialty (n = 2,700)<br />As of September 2, 2011.<br />
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Advocacy & Public Policy<br />ASAM is working on the following issues at the state and local level:<br /><ul><li>Insurance Issues: