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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
Jan
2015
ASAM Joins NIDAMED Coalition of Healthcare Organizations

<p>ASAM announces its participation in the newly formed <a href="http://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals/nidamed-coalition-healthcare-organizations" target="_blank">NIDAMED Coalition of Healthcare Organizations</a>&nbsp;which together with National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)...

 
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Jan
2015
Effects of cigarette smoking on brain differ between men and women

Researchers from Yale University discovered that brain activation during smoking occurs differently in men than in women. The research used a new method of brain imaging scan analysis, and was funded by NIDA and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. The study showed that dopamine release......

 
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19
Dec
2014
Methamphetamine or amphetamine abuse linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease

People who abuse amphetamine-type drugs such as methamphetamine may be at increased risk for developing dopamine-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, according to recent research funded by NIDA and NCI. This is consistent with prior studies in animals showing that abuse of these drugs......

 
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19
Dec
2014
After Four Years, Dr. Richard Soper Steps Down as Editor-in-Chief of ASAM Weekly

<p>ASAM regrets to announce that after over four years of exemplary leadership Richard G. Soper, MD, JD, MS, FASAM, FACP, ABAM Diplomate, will be stepping down from the position of Editor-in-Chief of <em>ASAM Weekly</em> to focus on issues affecting his home state of Tennessee.</p> <p>Dr. Soper led the creation of...

 
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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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