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Pain & Addiction Curriculum

Courses for healthcare providers treating patients with pain and addiction at every experience level.

About these Courses

Treating patients who fall in the grey area between pain and addiction can be particularly challenging for health care providers. National experts will walk you through the current best practices and latest research shaping the treatment of patients with pain and addiction. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, a pain specialist, or a primary-care provider, discover courses that address your learning needs. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know. Explore our offerings that fit in your busy schedule.

Where to Start:
  • Essentials Online Modules: New to treating pain & addiction? Your journey begins with this introductory, interactive, on-demand course that you can take at your own pace.
  • Applied Skills Workshop: Have some experience but want to practice skills and further your knowledge? Next step on your journey is this intermediate, skills-based, full-day, live virtual course.
  • Common Threads Course: Looking for the latest research and clinical updates? Attend this annual full day, in-person course to learn from and network with national experts. Session recordings are also available for purchase, so watch presentations from previous courses at any time.
  • Resources: Explore journal articles, webinars, session recordings, provider tools and more.

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The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course XXIV - 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 8:00am - 5:30pm ET | Washington, DC View
  • This 8-hour live course is designed to develop learners’ clinical skills and improve treatment of patients who fall somewhere in the gray area around pain and addiction. This is ASAM’s longest running and one of the most popular courses.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $199
      • Regular Member - $149
      • Retired - $149
      • Early Career Physician - $149
      • Resident - $99
      • Student - $99
      • Associate - $99
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $149
      • Emeritus Member - $149
      • Provisional Member - $149
      • Fellow Member - $149
      • Honorary Member - $149
      • CRT Member - $149
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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
    • More Information