It’s estimated that more than two million Americans have opioid use disorder. With only 2% of providers trained to provide medications for addiction treatment, it’s hard for people who need help to get it. That’s why the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is highlighting National Addiction Treatment Week, a growing movement to help more providers become certified in addiction medicine care. Physicians are encouraged to talk with clinicians and providers in their network to consider getting certified in addiction treatment. ASAM suggests doing the following to get started:

*Determine your eligibility to take the exam

*Get on-demand exam preparation resources

*Browse exam Frequently Asked Questions

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