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National Addiction Treatment Week October 19th – 25th

Don’t Miss National Addiction Treatment Week

October 19th – 25th

Did you know that less than 8% of all providers are trained to provide medications for addiction treatment?

America is in the midst an addiction epidemic with more people having died from a drug overdose than from car accidents.

Join us for National Addiction Treatment Week to raise awareness about the critical gap between the number of people who need treatment and their access to qualified medical professionals who can provide evidence-based, specialty treatment.

Follow National Addiction Treatment Week or #TreatmentWeek on social media during the week for regular updates, statistics, and quotes from professionals in the field.

This year, National Addiction Treatment Week encourages clinicians and providers who work in a variety of medical settings and specialties to learn more about addiction and evidence-based treatment and to consider career paths that emphasize the field of addiction medicine.

Monday - Primary Care

  • October 19 @ 12:30PM ET - Twitter Chat: Adolescents and Addiction - Join the conversation via our Twitter page as science experts Marla Kushner, DO and NIDAMED as they discuss treating addiction and adolescents.

Tuesday - Hospital Settings

Wednesday - OB/GYN and Medical Education

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: OB/GYN – For OB/GYNs, there will be insight into treating addition in their specialty with a “Day in the Life of Addiction Treatment” video posts throughout the day. The posts will show what clinic day is like for OB/GYNs as they treat addiction.

  • October 21 will also be the day for our FREE rebroadcast of So You want to be an Addiction Doc? Career Pathways in Addiction followed by a live Q & A discussion with addiction medicine specialists, Kinna Thakarar, DO and Shonali Saha, MD sharing their own career pathways focusing on treating addiction.

Thursday - Psychiatry

Friday - Criminal Justice Settings

  • Share a video or message on Twitter about what you think it’s important to learn about evidence-based addiction treatment while working in the criminal justice system. Make sure to add the hashtag # TreatmentWeek so we can follow your story.

Saturday: Medical Students

  • Learn why you should be ABPM Certified in Addiction Medicine

Share why you chose to treat addiction and help inspire other medical professionals to join you in learning more about evidence-based addiction treatment.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 200

Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301.656.3920


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