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Guidance for Writing Case Reports in Addiction Medicine

Guidance for Writing Case Reports in Addiction Medicine

Systematic studies and meta-analyses are of the highest value for evidence on prognosis, efficacy, effectiveness, and risk. But they often do not reflect the complexity of individual patient experiences or cases in their contexts. Case reports can provide valuable...

Exploring the Stigma that Surrounds Addiction

Exploring the Stigma that Surrounds Addiction

Tens of thousands of people die every year from untreated drug and alcohol use. Healthcare has effective tools including medications for opioid and alcohol use disorder that could prevent many of these deaths, but they are not being widely utilized and a lot of people...

ASAM Updates National Practice Guidelines for Opioid Use Disorder

ASAM Updates National Practice Guidelines for Opioid Use Disorder

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released its National Practice Guideline (NPG) 2020 which is intended to inform and empower clinicians, health system administrators, criminal justice system administrators and policymakers who are interested in...

Become New ASAM Faculty (Member-Only Opportunity)

Become New ASAM Faculty (Member-Only Opportunity)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is looking for passionate members willing to serve as faculty to offer live and online CME opportunities. Members interested in applying must complete a faculty application. Faculty will be based on eligibility...

COVID-19 Pandemic Portends Mental Health Crisis

COVID-19 Pandemic Portends Mental Health Crisis

Rising economic pressures and health concerns combined with social isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak have led to spikes in people seeking mental health care and using drugs and alcohol. This has sparked a rallying cry from experts and advocacy groups for more...

Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently revised the provisional data on opioid-related poisoning deaths (NC OCME), opioid overdose emergency department visits (NC DETECT) and statewide harm reduction data (NCHRC). Since many...

Heroin Use Nearly Doubles Over Two Decades in U.S.

Heroin Use Nearly Doubles Over Two Decades in U.S.

Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, according to a new government study. During the same time period, deaths from heroin overdoses also jumped, from just under 2,100 deaths in 2002 to more than 15,000 deaths in 2018....

Registration Now Open for the Virtual Addiction Medicine Conference

Registration Now Open for the Virtual Addiction Medicine Conference

Due to COVID-19 we will not be holding the Addiction Medicine Conference as scheduled in Asheville. However, we understand YOU still want to receive up-to-date addiction medicine related education and WE are here to help. Like others, we have adjusted our plans and...