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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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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
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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08
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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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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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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