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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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15
Dec
2015
Play a Role in the Future of Addiction Medicine

Addiction medicine providers are being asked to help shape the future of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The World Health Organization is requesting input from physicians, nurses, insurers, public health professionals and policy-makers on the ICD-11, the next version of the disease classification system used around the...

 
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02
Dec
2015
NIDA and NIAAA release new resources for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are pleased to unveil new online toolkits designed for National Drug and Alcohol Facts WeekSM event holders interested in focusing on specific drugs. National Drug and Alcohol Facts......

 
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18
Nov
2015
FDA approves naloxone nasal spray to reverse opioid overdose

Image courtesy of ADAPT Pharma, Inc. Easy-to-use technology provides alternative to injectable form of lifesaving medication The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce that intranasal naloxone –a nasal spray formulation of the......

 
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09
Oct
2015
Creating a National Policy for State-level Debate

<p>Leading the writing committee to draft the <a href="http://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/publicy-policy-statements/marijuana-cannabinoids-and-legalization-9-21-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=0" target="_blank">&ldquo;ASAM Public Policy Statement on Marijuana, Cannabinoids and Legalization&rdquo;</a> presented...

 
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12
Nov
2015
ASAM's Dr. Soper to Join CDC Director Tom Frieden at AMA Opioid Epidemic Event

<p>On Monday, November 16, ASAM's representative to the <a...

 
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