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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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05
Sep
2014
CVS Demonstrates Dedication to Consumer Health

<p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CVS Demonstrates Dedication to Consumer Health</span></strong>:</p> <p>In February, ASAM congratulated CVS on its decision to &ldquo;quit&rdquo; sales of cigarettes by October 1, 2014. Now, CVS has pulled cigarettes from its shelves...

 
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10
Sep
2014
Short video increases HIV testing in emergency department patients who initially declined

A NIDA-funded study shows that one-third of emergency department patients who initially declined to be tested for HIV changed their minds after watching a 16-minute video. This video described the importance of testing as well as demonstrated how an HIV test can be conducted without drawing blood (......

 
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27
Feb
2014
NIDAs updated Heroin Research Report now available online

Due to growing public concern about heroin and its potentially devastating effects, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has updated its online Heroin Research Report.  This Report offers the most current data on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options for heroin use......

 
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13
Mar
2014
Addiction: Character Defect or Chronic Disease?

<p>Recently, numerous media sources have implied that addicts ought to make better choices; addiction science cautions that is not always possible. Describing&nbsp;addiction as a reflection of moral character and choice takes us back to an earlier, more ignorant<em>&nbsp;</em>time. Science now shows that addiction,...

 
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20
Feb
2014
The Civil Rights Movement/Addiction Medicine: Parallels

<p>For most of my young life I grew up in a safe, all-white suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. During this time in the 1950's and 60's, I became a sympathetic observer of the civil rights movement. I remember reading about Emmett Tell, Rosa Parks and the young preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr. I saw what happened to the students who &ldquo;sat...

 
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