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Home Join ASAM e-Live Learning Center Feedback Buprenorphine During Pregnancy Reduces Neonate
National Institute on Drug Abuse Share A multisite clinical trial lays groundwork for improving care for mothers and babies affected by
opioid dependence. MORE
Trade Secrets With Award Winner
What separates great treatment centers from average ones? Find
out from one of the 2012 winners of the SAMHSA National Science
& Service Award. CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers have been
recognized for their innovative treatment practices by SAMHSA.
Advocacy Conference to Help Shape Future of Healthcare
American Medical Association Share Join your colleagues in the nation's capital to advance key issues in medicine during the
AMA's annual National Advocacy Conference, Feb. 11–13 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in
Washington, D.C. MORE
New Chronic Pain & Addiction Center
Silver Hill Hospital's new Chronic Pain and Addiction Center provides
intensive residential treatment for patients with pain who have
become addicted to opioid medications. MORE
Jan. 8, 2013
Addiction and Mental Health Parity Field Hearing
Parity Implementation Coalition Share The Colorado Coalition for Parity is hosting a field hearing at the Denver Art Museum on Jan.
10. Former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, ASAM Member Chuck Stephens, DO, and
other lawmakers, providers, and consumers will speak about parity implementation and
enforcement. MORE
ASAM Submits Comments on ACA Essential Health Benefits Rule
ASAM Share ASAM submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on the proposed
rule for implementing the Essential Health Benefits required to be covered in state insurance
exchanges by the Affordable Care Act. ASAM's comments focus on sections of particular
importance for mental health services and substance use disorder treatment. MORE
ASAM Submits Comments to the USPSTF on Hepatitis C Screening
ASAM Share ASAM supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation to screen for
hepatitis C virus infection in adults at high risk, including those with any history of injection
drug use, and recommends additional interventions, such as counseling on alcohol use, to
maintain, or improve the health of HCV-infected drug users. MORE
NIDA Releases Results of 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey
Monitoring The Future Share The annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders found that high use of marijuana persists
and perceptions of its potential harms have dropped among these cohorts. Use of other illicit
drugs among teens continued a steady modest decline, while the data on nonmedical use of
prescription drugs were mixed. MORE
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"12" is a powerful new
educational video that
uses peer to peer
communications to tell the
TRUTH about addiction from Young addicts with
long term sobriety. MORE
The Impact of Substance Abuse on The Mind, Body, and Soul
The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice Share In this issue of the Journal, subject matter experts explore how substance abuse affects
different facets of life. MORE
A Qualitative Study of Tobacco Dependence Treatment in 19 US Dental
Hygiene Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Share The U.S. Public Health Service calls for health professionals to provide tobacco dependence
counseling for patients. The purpose of this study was to understand how dental hygiene
programs make decisions about and provide training for tobacco dependence counseling to
help them graduate more fully competent hygienists. MORE
CARF accreditation focuses on quality, results
We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on
advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for
the best possible outcomes. CARF provides accreditation services
worldwide at the request of health and human service providers.
Older Adult Problem Drinkers: Who Presents for Alcohol Treatment?
Taylor & Francis Online (Free abstract) Share The older adults assessed for alcohol treatment were drinking in amounts comparable to the
treatment population of younger adult problem drinkers, men more so than women. MORE
The Impact of a Mutation of the Mu Opioid Receptor Gene on the Effects of
Wiley Online Library (Free abstract) Share This study exams the effect of OPRM1 genotype on responses to alcohol in a sample of
alcohol-dependent individuals and examines alcoholism severity as a predictor of subjective
responses to alcohol. MORE
President's Blog
Evaluating the Roles of Anxiety and Dimensions of Perfectionism in
Dieting and Binge Eating Using Weekly Diary Methodology
ScienceDirect (Free abstract) Share SBIRT Training
The relations between weekly reports of anxiety, dimensions of trait perfectionism, and dieting
and binge eating are examined. MORE
Accreditation and
A Biopsychosocial Model of Social Anxiety and Substance Use
Wiley Online Library (Free abstract) Share Advocacy and
Government Relations
Individuals with social anxiety disorder may be at particular risk for developing substance use
disorders. MORE
Agencies and Public
Testing the Effects of Brief Intervention In Primary Care for Problem Drug
Use In a Randomized Controlled Trial: Rationale, Design, and Methods
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice Share A substantial body of research has established the effectiveness of brief interventions for
problem alcohol use. MORE
Your Doctor Understands Your Addiction
This outreach campaign is designed to improve providers’ skills
related to talking with patients about medication-assisted treatment
(MAT). Includes FREE outreach materials to use with patients to
raise their awareness about MAT as an option in their treatment
and online courses for both providers and physicians. Find more at
An Evaluation of the Evidence that Methamphetamine Abuse Causes
Cognitive Decline in Humans
Nature Share Methamphetamine is one of the most commonly abused illicit substances worldwide. MORE
JAM Buprenorphine Article Featured in VA Newsletter
Journal of Addiction Medicine (Free member resource) Share An article in ASAM's Journal of Addiction Medicine was featured in the December newsletter of
the VA. The article compares buprenorphine taper outcomes. MORE
Prescription Opioid Overdoses Surpass 'Street' Drugs
TODAY Share Prescription drug overdoses, mostly from pain pills, kill more people than heroin and cocaine
combined, more than triple the number from a decade ago, in what experts call an epidemic.
Electric Stimulation of Brain Releases Powerful, Opiate-Like Substance
University of Michigan Share Researchers used electricity on certain regions in the brain of a patient with chronic, severe
facial pain to release an opiate-like substance that's considered one of the body's most
powerful defenses against pain. MORE
New Book on Smoking Cessation Not Aimed at Patients, but Doctors
St. Albert Gazette Share A new book on smoking cessation attempts to give health professionals clear directions and
better skills to treat tobacco addiction. MORE
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New Law Aims to Expand Prescription Monitoring in the New Year
The Patriot Ledger Share Sweeping legislation aimed at reducing prescription drug diversion and abuse in Massachusetts
is set to take effect in the new year, but there is still uncertainty about how and when the
state will implement new regulations. MORE
Policy for Protection of Mental Health Records May Hinder Future Care
Psych Central Share A new study discovers keeping an individual's psychiatric files separate from the rest of a
person's medical record may compromise future medical care. MORE
Drug Seeker or Genuine Pain Patient?
Chronic Pain Perspectives Share A new online resource is designed to help physicians tell the difference between drug seekers
and patients in genuine pain. MORE
Addiction Update: Breaking Down Barriers to Help Patients
Pri-Med Share Understand the mechanisms of the various treatment options in order to customize therapy
for patients motivated to treat their opioid addiction. MORE
Clinical Training
More Information
Jan. 12-14
20th Annual Alcohol and Drug Issues
Cola, SC
South Carolina Society of
Addiction Medicine, contact
Cathy Boland
Feb. 1-2
New York Society of Addiction Medicine's 9th
New York
Annual Medical-Scientific Conference
Feb. 7
MNSAM Journal Club
St. Paul, MN
April 12-13
Rural Buprenorphine Training at Addiction
Medicine 2013 Conference
Asheville, NC
Addiction Medicine
April 25-28
44th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference
April 25
Ruth Fox Course for Physicians
April 25
Pain and Addiction: Common Threads XIV
Crystal City, VA
Oct. 24-26
2013 State of the Art Course in Addiction
More Information
Jan. 9
Policy Issues & Resources: 2013 CPT Code
Changes for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
National Council for
Community Behavioral
Jan. 9
SBIRT: Knowing about Substances Makes a
Better SBIRT Intervention
Jan. 10
Addiction and Mental Health Parity Field
Colorado Coalition for Parity
Jan. 11-13
Group Relations Conference on Authority
and Leadership in Recovery From Addiction
Jan. 16
SBIRT: Knowing about Substances Makes a
Better SBIRT Intervention
Jan. 23
Reaching, Engaging, and Retaining Women
in HIV Care: What We Know, Don’t Know,
and Need to Resolve
National AIA Resource
Jan. 28-Feb. 3
National Drug Facts Week
Jan. 30
The Addiction Professional’s Mini Guide to
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to
Feb. 4-5
International Conference on Treatment
Modalities for Eating Disorders: Consensus & Jerusalem, Israel
ISAS International
Feb. 26
Long-term Effects of Prenatal Substance
Exposure on Children
National AIA Resource
Feb. 27-March 2
The 5th International Conference on Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Vancouver, BC
Interprofessional Continuing
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