State or Local Advocacy

  • The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour CME Program (Online)

    Contains 79 Product(s)

    ​The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is an innovative educational program empowering primary care and other providers to identify, treat, and/or refer patients at risk for or with addiction. The curriculum is designed for healthcare professionals who received little addiction education during their medical training.​

  • ASAM Virtual 2020

    Contains 43 Product(s)

    ASAM is offering this new virtual experience which will provide high-quality education, innovative topics, sessions, posters and supplemental virtual courses in a completely online platform.

  • Health & Criminal Justice Partnerships to Address Substance Use: Opportunities & Challenges

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) among individuals involved in the criminal justice (CJ) system is well documented. There are numerous calls for public health interventions addressing SUD within CJ systems. This session will provide on-the-ground examples of effective health care- criminal justice partnerships at multiple sequential intercepts. Panelists will discuss cognitive behavioral therapy-based and motivational interviewing-based programming in New South Wales prison system and initiatives in Cook County to link individuals to medications for addiction treatment and recovery support in pre-trial services, jail, and adult probation. Through panel discussion and small group exercises, attendees will explore key drivers of successful collaboration as well as challenges and how to address them.

  • Introducing ATLAS: A Quality Measurement System for Addiction Treatment

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    For people with substance use disorders and their loved ones who seek care, it is difficult to identify quality addiction treatment using the information currently available. ATLAS, a free web- and app-based platform, will allow individuals searching for addiction treatment to locate and compare facilities by providing standardized, lay-friendly quality data and crowdsourced patient feedback. Ultimately, ATLAS aims to empower the public to understand and navigate the complicated addiction treatment landscape and to support providers in adopting best practices. This session will describe the ATLAS pilot implementation, led by Shatterproof with support from RTI International, in six states over two years. Presenters will share data collected and analyzed prior to the May 2020 website launch.

  • Policy & Science Session: Marijuana Legalization: What Addiction Medicine Providers Need to Know

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This plenary session, moderated by ASAM President Elect William F. Haning, MD, DFASAM, will explore what is known about the impacts of state marijuana policy changes on substance use related outcomes and will provide an overview of current research on the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids.