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
October 20 @ 12PM ET - The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Webinar Series – Pharmacotherapy – This FREE webinar intends to aid clinicians in their clinical decision making and management of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome, as written in The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline of Alcohol Withdrawal Management.
October 20 @ 2PM ET - Twitter chat on emergency medicine management of severe alcohol withdrawal co-hosted by NIAAA and ASAM with Lewis Nelson, MD and NIAAA experts sharing their expertise.
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
Brian Hurley, MD will be hosting a live Q & A session after the rebroadcast of the insightful FREE webinar, Motivational Interviewing: Strategic Patient Engagement and Reflective Listening. The knowledge shared will be helpful to psychiatrists and medical professionals throughout the community who come into contact with patients with or at risk for addiction.
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