National Addiction Treatment Week, hosted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), raises awareness about the critical gap between the number of patients who need addiction treatment and their access to qualified medical professionals trained to provide evidence-based, specialty treatment. It also highlights the urgent need for clinicians to enter the field of addiction medicine and expand the qualified workforce.
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This year, National Addiction Treatment Week’s focus will be to encourage clinicians and providers who work in a variety of medical settings and specialties to learn more about addiction and evidence-based treatment and consider career paths that emphasize the field of addiction medicine. When patients are treated appropriately by medical professionals trained in addiction medicine, we can save lives and improve treatment outcomes.
Physicians, board-certified in addiction medicine, and clinicians who treat addiction daily will share why they chose to treat addiction and inspire other medical professionals to join them in learning more about evidence-based addiction treatment.