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Addiction Treatment Matching: Research Foundations of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria

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Addiction Treatment Matching: Research Foundations of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria focuses on the state-of-the-art in addictions placement matching. This book examines the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria (PPC) which promises a national standard to settle the conflict between treatment programs and managed care. The research in this book has led the majority of U.S. states to endorse the ASAM Criteria. This timely resource will help providers, insurers, and payers work together to provide effective treatment for people with alcohol and drug problems.

This course is based on the book, Addiction Treatment Matching: Research Foundations of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria created by David R. Gastfriend, MD (Editor)


Haworth Medical Press

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Course Material Author

David R. Gastfriend, MD (Editor)

David R. Gastfriend, MD, is Director of the Addiction Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He founded the Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the hospital and continues to teach and provide outpatient substance abuse clinical care. He is Chair of the Treatment Outcome Research Committee of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), is a two-team elected Delegate-at-Large on ASAM’s Board, and also sits on the Board of the International Society of Addiction Medicine.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about addiction treatment matching. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss service variations between and within American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) levels of care and the impact of patient placement criteria (PPC) on substance abuse treatment under the Oregon Health Plan.

  2. Describe the reliability of multidimensional substance abuse treatment matching, the convergent validity of the ASAM PPC using a standardized computer algorithm, and its predictive validity for hospital utilization.

  3. Explain constructs and assessments for relapse and continued use potential in the ASAM PPC and the development of service intensity criteria and program categories for individuals with co-occurring disorders.

  4. Determine the feasibility of automating the ASAM PPC and its predictive validity for naturalistically matched vs. mismatched alcoholism patients.

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