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Tools and Resources for Opioid Overdose Prevention

Signs Of A Substance Use Disorder

ASAM’s criteria, formerly known as the ASAM patient placement criteria, is the result of a collaboration that began in the 1980s to define one national set of criteria for providing outcome-oriented and results-based care in the treatment of addiction. Today the criteria have become the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. ASAM’s criteria are required in over 30 states.

ASAM’s criteria is an indispensable resource that addiction medicine professionals rely on to provide a nomenclature for describing the continuum of addiction services.

I AM ACTIVELY USING
I NEED HELP
I AM A LOVED ONE
I NEED GUIDANCE
I AM RECOVERING
I NEED SUPPORT
I CARE
LET ME HELP