Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine
A Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
Supporting the multidisciplinary regional treatment community
NNESAM is a chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) representing Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. NNESAM shares ASAM’s vision: “A future when addiction prevention, treatment, remission and recovery are accessible to all, and profoundly improve the health of all people.”
NNESAM utilizes the expertise and support of the national organization as well as the regional expertise of our members to educate and advocate at the state and local level for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.
Who Can Join
ASAM has historically been a physician organization. In 2013, to improve access to and quality of addiction treatment, ASAM began offering Associate Membership to non-physician addiction professionals who teach, conduct research or provide clinical care for individuals who are at risk for, or have, a substance use disorder. Associate members must have a degree in an “eligible profession” which includes nurses at all levels, physician assistants, psychologists, counselors, social workers and others.
Our Annual Meeting
Since 2011, NNESAM has organized an annual meeting where the addiction treatment community can engage in continuing professional education, often utilizing expertise from our three member states, including nationally known experts. The site of the annual meeting historically rotated among the three states. In addition to excellent information and ASAM certified continuing educational units, attendees have valued the opportunity to network with and learn from each other during the informal social times. Our 2020 conference is our 10th annual conference. It will be different – online, one day only. We have continued with our tradition of utilizing regional experts, many from regional institutions, engaged in regional and national initiatives. We have been pleased to incorporate virtual experiences into our traditions. It will be interesting to see how our annual conference evolves from here. We’d love to see you there.
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