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Addiction involves complex interactions among an individual’s brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and their life experiences. Racism disproportionately shapes the environment and life experiences of Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, and other racially oppressed and disenfranchised people (hereinafter collectively referred to as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), adversely influencing both their risk of developing addiction and their access to evidence-based addiction treatment services. While police and civilian murders of Black people in the United States of America have highlighted the deadly consequences of racism, they have also illuminated the impact of the long-standing systemic racism in the United States.  Systemic racism has been defined as “a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity.”

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is committed to addressing structural racism in addiction medicine by providing healthcare provider education on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. The following activities provide education on DEI related topic information.

On-Demand Educational Offerings

  • The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Essentials Online

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    This 6-hour on-demand series consists of 6 modules that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $195
      • Regular Member - $145
      • Retired - $95
      • Early Career Physician - $145
      • Resident - $95
      • Student - $95
      • Associate - $95
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $145
      • Emeritus Member - $145
      • Provisional Member - $145
      • Fellow Member - $145
      • Honorary Member - $145
      • CRT Member - $145
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  • Caring for Opioid-Exposed Dyads: Child Welfare, Breastfeeding Policies and Zero Separation

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    This 1.5-hour, on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 addresses the opportunities for growth in supporting comprehensive care for vulnerable birthing parents, newborns and families impacted by opioid use disorder​ as discrimination, racial inequities, socio-economic disparities and marginalization lead to isolation, under-treatment and compromised outcomes.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - $29
      • Retired - $29
      • Early Career Physician - $29
      • Resident - $19
      • Student - $19
      • Associate - $19
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $29
      • Emeritus Member - $29
      • Provisional Member - $29
      • Fellow Member - $29
      • Honorary Member - $29
      • CRT Member - $29
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  • ASAM Virtual 2021

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    This 83.5-hour on-demand virtual conference includes over 75 sessions highlighting best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine from leading experts in the field.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $699
      • Regular Member - $525
      • Retired - $525
      • Early Career Physician - $525
      • Resident - $349
      • Student - $349
      • Associate - $349
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $525
      • Emeritus Member - $525
      • Provisional Member - $525
      • Fellow Member - $525
      • Honorary Member - $525
      • CRT Member - $525
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  • Public Safety Response to Intoxication and Agitation: Clinical and Justice Perspectives

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    This 1.5-hour, on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 addresses how racial minorities and populations with substance misuse and psychiatric illness are disproportionately at risk of being restrained and approached by law enforcement as and how ​first responders frequently encounter patients with acute agitation related to substance intoxication and psychiatric illness​.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - $29
      • Retired - $29
      • Early Career Physician - $29
      • Resident - $19
      • Student - $19
      • Associate - $19
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $29
      • Emeritus Member - $29
      • Provisional Member - $29
      • Fellow Member - $29
      • Honorary Member - $29
      • CRT Member - $29
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  • Continue the Conversation - Why Diversity Matters in Addiction Medicine

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 1-hour on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 continues the conversation of Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones' presentation ​​"Naming Racism and Moving to Action" at the Big Ideas Plenary Session: Why Diversity Matters in Addiction Medicine​ for attendees to learn more about Dr. Jones's allegories, definitions, and four key messages when naming racism.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - $29
      • Retired - $29
      • Early Career Physician - $29
      • Resident - $19
      • Student - $19
      • Associate - $19
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $29
      • Emeritus Member - $29
      • Provisional Member - $29
      • Fellow Member - $29
      • Honorary Member - $29
      • CRT Member - $29
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  • Big Ideas Plenary Session: Why Diversity Matters for Addiction Treatment and Prevention

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 2-hour on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 addresses the BIG IDEAS that are shaping the future of addiction medicine, and this year is all about diversity and health equity.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - Free!
      • Regular Member - Free!
      • Retired - Free!
      • Early Career Physician - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Student - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - Free!
      • Emeritus Member - Free!
      • Provisional Member - Free!
      • Fellow Member - Free!
      • Honorary Member - Free!
      • CRT Member - Free!
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  • Stigma, Antiracism, Compassion and Trauma-Informed Caring: Have Courage and Be Kind!

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 1-hour on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 addresses the needed interventions as the social and health repercussions of stigma, racial justice, trauma and substance use disorder grow heavier​.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - $29
      • Retired - $29
      • Early Career Physician - $29
      • Resident - $19
      • Student - $19
      • Associate - $19
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $29
      • Emeritus Member - $29
      • Provisional Member - $29
      • Fellow Member - $29
      • Honorary Member - $29
      • CRT Member - $29
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  • Evaluation and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders in Remote Areas with Telemedicine

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 1-hour on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 addresses the expansion of telemedicine in remote areas and the challenges and solutions experienced in serving remote veteran and American Indian patients with opioid use disorders​.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - $29
      • Retired - $29
      • Early Career Physician - $29
      • Resident - $19
      • Student - $19
      • Associate - $19
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $29
      • Emeritus Member - $29
      • Provisional Member - $29
      • Fellow Member - $29
      • Honorary Member - $29
      • CRT Member - $29
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  • Calls for Access to Safe Injecting Supplies as a Critical Public Health Measure During the COVID-19 Pandemic (1 CME)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ while learning about access to safe injecting supplies as a critical public health measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - Free!
      • Retired - Free!
      • Early Career Physician - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Student - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - Free!
      • Emeritus Member - Free!
      • Provisional Member - Free!
      • Fellow Member - Free!
      • Honorary Member - Free!
      • CRT Member - Free!
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  • Supporting the Use of Medications for Addiction Treatment in U.S. Drug Courts: Opportunities for Health Professionals (1 CME)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ while learning about opportunities for health professionals to support the use of medications for addiction treatment in U.S. Drug Courts.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $39
      • Regular Member - Free!
      • Retired - Free!
      • Early Career Physician - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Student - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - Free!
      • Emeritus Member - Free!
      • Provisional Member - Free!
      • Fellow Member - Free!
      • Honorary Member - Free!
      • CRT Member - Free!
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