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Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine

We are a group of medical professionals who advocate for addiction Medicine and Strive to:

Increase access to, and improve the quality of addiction treatment;

Educate physicians (including medical and ostepathic students), other healthcare providers, and the public;

Support research and prevention;

Promote the appropriate role of the physician in the care of patients with addictive disorders;

Establish addiction medicine as a primary speciality recognized by professional organizations, governments, physicians, purchasers and consumers of healthcare services and the general public.

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12
Jun
2015
Targeting the Brain Stress System to Treat Addiction

<p> The positive effects of substances of abuse are well known. Feeling high, energetic and relaxed is rewarding and easily leads to repeating drug or alcohol intake. But when addiction sets in, there is a loss of control that translates into compulsive drug/alcohol seeking behavior that becomes associated with non-rewarding, or even...

 
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A project identifying novel compounds that could be used for pain relief was awarded a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated by the National......

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:17
 
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18
May
2015
NIDA highlights drug use trends among college-age and young adults in new online resource

Use of illicit drugs, including marijuana, has been rising steadily among college-aged young adults. In addition, non-medical use of stimulants, including Adderall and Ritalin, has more than doubled in the past few years. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has created a new section on......

 
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02
Jun
2015
ASAM Releases National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br /> Contact: Beth Haynes, 301-547-4123</p> <p><strong>CHEVY CHASE, MD, June 2, 2015</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; ASAM announces the release of its National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (Practice Guideline). The...

 
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28
Apr
2015
Bess O'Brien Receives 2015 ASAM Media Award for The Hungry Heart

<p>ASAM honored Bess O'Brien with the 2015 Media Award for her documentary <em>The Hungry Heart</em> during <a href="http://www.asam.org/education/live-and-online-cme/the-asam-annual-conference">The ASAM 46th Annual Conference</a>&nbsp;in Austin, TX during its Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April...

 
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