ASAM Training by Dr. Thomas Coyne

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria provides admission, continued stay and discharge criteria that professionals use to guide and justify decision making regarding the Level of Care a client should be referred to, and treatment planning.

The primary goal of the workshop is to develop and/or enhance the knowledge and skills of participants to correctly utilize the American Society of Addiction Medicines (ASAM) Criteria 3rd. Edition. While the workshop will provide an overview of the key components of the ASAM Criteria, e.g., levels of care, dimensions of assessment, risk ratings and criteria, the primary focus will be on the "Assessment Considerations" of ASAM's Six Dimensions and how information collected using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) informs them.