ASAM to Honor Those Physicians Passing the Addiction Medicine Certification Examination

Certificates Will be Presented at Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 19, 1997,

At the ASAM 28th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference.

Apr 11, 1997, 01:00 ET from American Society of Addiction Medicine

    CHEVY CHASE, Md.,  April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 7, 1996, ASAM held
 its most recent Addiction Medicine Certification Examination for physicians.
 ASAM is proud to honor those physicians who passed this year's exam at its
 Annual Awards Dinner in San Diego, April 19, 1997.
     The ASAM Certification, established in 1985 as part of ASAM's medical
 mission, was the first nationally recognized credential in the field of
 addiction medicine.  Since the first examination offering in 1986, ASAM has
 certified 2,939 physicians, including many of the nation's top alcoholism and
 substance abuse treatment professionals.
     1997-1998 Certification Examination Cycle: ASAM offers the Certification
 Examination once every two years in November or December.  Applicants must
 meet stringent criteria before being accepted to sit for the examination.
 Applications will be accepted beginning in August 1997 through April 1998.
 The next examination will be held November 21, 1998.  For information or to
 receive an application, please contact the ASAM Credentialing Department with
 your request by fax (301-656-3815) or e-mail (  Early
 Registration Deadline (for lowest fee): October 3l, 1997.
     Publications:  ASAM publishes several addiction publications vital to
 addiction treatment professionals including Principles of Addiction Medicine,
 the authoritative reference on addiction treatment; the ASAM Patient Placement
 Criteria second edition (PPC-2) for the treatment of substance-related
 disorders; and will soon publish the hypertext version of the PPC-2 text.
     Membership:  ASAM membership is open to all physicians and medical
 students regardless of specialty.  Members are entitled to discounts on all
 ASAM publications, conferences, and certification.  Members also receive the
 quarterly Journal of Addictive Diseases, and a bi-monthly newsletter ASAM News
 containing the latest in Addiction Medicine news.
     ASAM is an international medical specialty society founded in 1954 with a
 membership comprised of 3,300 physicians representing all areas of medicine
 who are concerned about alcoholism, nicotine and other drug dependencies.
 ASAM members are engaged in treatment, research and education on these
 diseases.  For more information on ASAM, please contact ASAM's office or visit
 ASAM's Web page at

SOURCE American Society of Addiction Medicine