How to Track Treatment Progress and Adherence with the ASAM Criteria

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Join Dr. David Mee-Lee, leading expert in substance use disorder treatment and Chief Editor of The ASAM Criteria®, for an informative webinar that will aid drug court team members in tracking treatment progress and ensuring that participants adhere to medication in addiction treatment.  This webinar, which is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, is designed especially for judges, coordinators, prosecutors, defense attorneys, supervision officers, case managers, and other team members who refer, monitor, or otherwise support behavioral health treatment in drug courts.


Participants will:

1. Review the definition of addiction and the use of medication in addiction treatment.

2. Recognize the stages of change and appropriate treatment for each stage. Address issues of compliance versus adherence—”doing time” versus “doing treatment and change.”

3. Identify procedures to ensure treatment adherence, including communication among the interdisciplinary drug court team, quality and content of treatment provider reports, and the use of random drug testing.


David Mee-Lee

MD, FASAM

David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Based in Davis, California, he trains and consults both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM) Criteria for the Treatment of Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions and is President of DML Training and Consulting. He is co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education. Dr. Mee-Lee has forty years of experience in person centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.

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