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Welcome to the inaugural ASAM E2 — A monthly enewsletter from ASAM, with highlights from courses and educational programs on addiction medicine. Most content is available for download with CME credits after completion.

Featured Session

Addressing substance use disorders in primary care and patient centered medical home

Although substance use disorders are the leading underlying cause of death in younger and middle age adults, and the second cause of disability days in those under age 45, the issue is addressed in legal and special treatment systems, which are not part of mainstream medicine. MORE



*This session has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Upcoming Live Conferences

Comprehensive MRO (Medical Review Officer): Toxicology Testing and the Physician's Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
December 2-4, 2011, Washington, DC
December 4, 2011 MROCC Examination

43rd Annual Medical-Scientific Conference
ASAM's annual conference is the leading conference solely focused on clinically proven methods of treatment, education and the prevention of addictions. April 19-22, 2012, Atlanta, Ga.

Ruth Fox Course for Physicians
April 19, 2012, Atlanta, GA

Pain & Addiction: Common Threads
April 19, 2012, Atlanta, GA





Featured Session  

Pain and addiction: All in the family

This session will provide information about families with co-occurring pain and addiction as well as pain recovery for the whole family.
*This session is part of Pain & Addiction: Common Threads XII - Safety First, Best Practices and can be purchased as part of the whole course.

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Pain and addiction: Sleep

This session provides the basic understanding of neurophysiology and explores the relationship between addiction and sleep. You will also learn the available treatment options for sleep disorders with pain and the disease of addiction.
*This session is part of Pain & Addiction: Common Threads XII - Safety First, Best Practices and can be purchased as part of the whole course.

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Sedative dependence in chronic pain

For centuries, humans have sought anxiolytics and euphoria. Benzodiazepine took over the market in 1975 when U.S. sales peaked for this lethal drug.
*This session is part of Pain & Addiction: Common Threads XII - Safety First, Best Practices and can be purchased as part of the whole course.

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Spirituality in addiction and sexuality

Millions achieve recovery status through spiritual fellowship. This session provides principles of drug addiction treatment and spirituality in patient care.
*This session is part of Ruth Fox Course for Physicians and can be purchased as part of the whole course.

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Understanding and treating adolescents with addiction

One million American adolescents meet substance abuse criteria, but less than 100,000 received treatment. Learn about understanding and treating adolescents with addiction.

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Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sexual addiction

Learn what sex addiction is. Compulsion, compulsive sexual behavior, sexual offending, out of control sexual behavior? It is a broad range of behaviors and complications that happen to fall into a similar pattern.
*This session is part of Ruth Fox Course for Physicians and can be purchased as part of the whole course.

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ASAM and CTI Announce Online SBIRT Training Course

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and Clinical Tools, Inc. (CTI) are proud to announce www.sbirttraining.com. This online SBIRT training will educate the learner to appropriately screen for and identify substance abuse, plan and implement a tailored brief intervention, improve care management and referral skills for brief treatment or severe problem/addiction treatment, and will apply the SBIRT approach to substance abuse problems by individualizing these clinical skills to different patients.

This course is approved for:
Up to 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Up to 4 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
NY OASAS Certified SBIRT Training Provider










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