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Collaboration in Patient Care
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The physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP) professions have increased 153 percent and 123 percent respectively as practices turn to PAs and NPs to fill gaps in patient care. More

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Give to ASAM's Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund
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Please consider a generous year-end tax deductible donation or pledge to the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund. The Fund was established to assure ASAM's continued ability to provide ongoing leadership in newly emerging areas of addiction medicine, to continue its commitment to educating physicians, to increasing access to care, and to improving the quality of care. For more information, please contact Claire Osman by phone at 800-257-6776 or email at asamclaire@aol.com. More

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ASAM Fellow Applications Now Being Accepted
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The respected FASAM title is only granted every other year to select ASAM members for their significant contributions to the society and to the field of addiction medicine. Applications for fellow status are being accepted through January 17. More

ASAM Offers PPC-2R and PPC Supplement Package Deal
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ASAM is offering a limited time special package deal where the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria 2R and the ASAM Patient Criteria Supplement on Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol Use Disorders may be purchased for $110, a savings of 15 percent. To order, call 800-844-8948.

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Kaiser Permanente: Northern California Opportunities
Practice opportunities available for Addiction Medicine psychiatrist and internists with an interest in Addiction Medicine. For more information contact Denise.M.Bottarini@kp.org or visit our website: http://physiciancareers.kp.org/ncal.





ASAM Consensus Panel Statement on the Use of Buprenorphine
The Journal of Addiction Medicine (free member resource)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Read ASAM's consensus panel statement on the use of buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid addiction. More

5-Year Outcome Looks at How Surgeons Recover From Chemical Dependency
Archives of Surgery (free abstract)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study looks at more than 900 physicians who underwent treatment to compare rates of relapse between surgeons and nonsurgeons. More

Ritalin May Alter Brain Chemistry
The Journal of Neuroscience    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Methylphenidate is found in a new study to have short-term effects on select neurotransmitters in brain regions involved with motivated behaviors, cognition, appetite, and stress. More

Brain Stimulation May Help Kill Cigarette Cravings
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Targeted brain stimulation increases cigarette cravings, a new study found, which may ultimately lead to new treatments that reverse these effects. More

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Recent Veterans in College Engage in Riskier Health Behaviors
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College students who have served in the U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely than their nonveteran peers to use tobacco, drink in excess and engage in other behaviors that endanger their health and safety, according to a new study. More

Early Liver Transplantation for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
The New England Journal of Medicine (free abstract)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Early liver transplantation shows the potential to improve survival in following the first episode of severe alcoholic hepatitis that does not respond to medical therapy. More

The Mu-Opioid Receptor Gene and Reinforcement Learning in Humans
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Research finds that the functional polymorphism of the mu-opioid receptor (OPRM1) may influence reinforcement learning in humans. More




Physician Colleague Impairment: When Should You Report?
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Many physicians are understandably reluctant to report colleagues who appear impaired. What should be considered when deciding whether to report a colleague? More

AMA House of Delegates Calls for Standardize Substance Abuse Screening Tools
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Fearing the continued worsening of harms associated with prescription drug abuse, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates called for the use of standardized tools to screen for substance misuse and urged physicians to query their state's controlled substance database to help ensure proper prescribing of drugs. More

Mysterious Noncoding DNA: 'Junk' or Genetic Power Player?
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Research has historically focused on the strands of DNA that code for RNA — commonly referred to as genes — that represent 1 percent of the overall human genetic material. Researchers are now finding that the other 99 percent once considered to be "junk" plays an important role in the mechanics of gene behavior. More



Drinking Raises Long-Term Cancer Risk
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Regular drinking, even in moderation, raises the long-term risk of many kinds of cancer. More

ASAM's New Definition of Addiction
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AudioBrief ASAM Past President Dr. Michael Miller, FAPA, FASAM, discusses the clinical ramifications of ASAM's new definition of addiction as well as the subsequent changes in patient assessment and treatment. More




NIH Announces Grant for Post-Graduate Addiction Medicine Education Programs
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A new grant will help establish a core of post-graduate addiction medicine education programs in academic medical centers throughout the United States. More






Webinar: SBIRT and DOT Covered Employees
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Learn how to better recognize special considerations for following SBIRT protocols with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) employees — December 8 at 3 p.m. EST. More

National Drug Court Resource Center Launches
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Visit the newly launched National Drug Court Resource Center to learn facts and get expert advice about drug courts. The site is a joint venture of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Drug Court Institute. More

Authors Guide to Writing Science Textbooks
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Five top science book writers offer advice for budding authors in a series of interviews. More

Conception to Birth
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VideoBrief A powerful, medical visualization shows human development from conception to birth and beyond. More



Events
Conferences
Clinical Training

Date Event Location More Information

Dec. 8 Practice Issues in Implementing Lifestyle Medicine: Redesigning Clinical Practice Online AMA Online

Dec. 8-11 AAAP 22nd Annual Meeting and Symposium Scottsdale, AZ AAAP

Dec. 13 Interactions Between HIV and Substance Abuse: Medical Management and Drug Interactions Online PCSS-B Training

Jan. 13-15 Group Relations Conference: Authority and Leadership in Recovery from Addiction Chicago CCSGO-AKRI




Date Chapter Location More Information

Feb. 3-4 New York New York NYSAM 8th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference




 





Educational Resources

ASAM
Physician Clinical Support System

SBIRT Training

ONDCP
Official Blog of ONDCP

TPJ
The Prison Journal

Exponents
Exponents Center for Personal & Professional Development

Families Facing Addiction
Free social networking site to unite families who are coping with the addiction of a loved one.

NIDA
Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse - Orchestrating Change

Screening for Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Use

JAAPA
Current Options in the Management of Opioid Dependence: A Review

PBS
Bill Moyers on Addiction
(5 Part Special)

Women For Sobriety
A national self-help program dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

Nature Magazines
Focus On Addiction

Schizophrenia Special

Emerging Solutions in Pain
Pain and Addiction Webinars

Click here for more ASAM CME activities.







 
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