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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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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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15
Apr
2015
Gene variant related to greater difficulty in quitting smoking and earlier lung cancer diagnosis

People with a specific form of the CHRNA5 gene take an average of four years longer to quit smoking and are at greater risk for developing lung cancer four years earlier, compared to smokers without this gene variant. This is according to a meta-analysis of 24 studies examining variants in the......

 
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12
Jan
2015
Nicotine metabolism rates may impact success of smoking cessation treatments

A randomized clinical trial of smokers trying to quit found that the effectiveness of particular smoking cessation therapies might relate to how quickly their body metabolizes nicotine. The study compared success rates of the nicotine patch versus the prescription medication varenicline. Among......

 
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30
Jan
2015
Editor's Remarks

It is difficult to know which article to emphasize: this week's piece on methadone-associated mortality, or the policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics on cannabis. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> In the 50 years since Vincent Dole and Marie Nyswander collaborated in devising methadone maintenance, addiction medicine...

 
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12
Jan
2015
ASAM Joins NIDAMED Coalition of Healthcare Organizations

ASAM announces its participation in the newly formed NIDAMED Coalition of Healthcare Organizations which together with National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)...

 
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