ASAM Releases "Speaking the Same Language," A Toolkit for Strengthening Patient-Centered Addiction C

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

The ASAM Criteria is the most widely used set of evidence-based guidelines for patient placement, continued stay, and transfer of patients with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions. ASAM has released Speaking the Same Language: A Toolkit for Strengthening Patient-Centered Addiction Care in the United States, to elevate the need for adopting a common framework for addiction care, such as The ASAM Criteria, educatestakeholders about the diverse strategies and tools that are available to support more effective and comprehensive implementation of The ASAM Criteria, and empower those seeking to build sustainable, quality, and integrated addiction treatment and coverage systems that can actually connect patients with substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions with the right care.

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