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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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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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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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04
Feb
2014
Medication may help patients with severe mental illness stay smoke-free

Smokers with schizophrenia or bipolar disorders are three times more likely to abstain from smoking over the course of a year if they take varenicline. Although varenicline is an FDA-approved smoking cessation medication, it had not been proven effective for smokers with severe mental illness. The......

 
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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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15
Nov
2013
ASAM Criteria Releases at State of the Art

<p><img src="http://asam.org/images/default-source/pubs-images/asam-criteriaFFB143E8DDD0.jpg?sfvrsn=2" alt="ASAM Criteria" title="ASAM Criteria" /></p> <p>New edition now available! &nbsp;Read <a...

 
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