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.”

Learn more: Mission, Purposes and Goals

NNESAM utilizes the expertise and support of the national organization as well as our members’ regional expertise 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. Learn about membership.

Our Annual Meeting

Since 2012 NNESAM has organized an annual meeting where the addiction treatment community is offered continuing professional education, often utilizing expertise from our three states, as well as nationally known experts. The site of the annual meeting rotates among the three states. In addition to excellent information and ASAM certified continuing educational units, providers from our three states value the opportunity to network with and learn from each other in during the informal social times. Our 2019 conference will be in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire at the picturesque Wolfeboro Inn.  Friday evening November 8th and all day Saturday November 9th, 2019.  For more information visit our Conference 2019 page. 

Useful Links

Contact NNESAM officers with questions or interest in getting more involved with the organization.

Visit NNESAM’s Facebook page for timely, relevant, thought-provoking content endorsed by certified addiction specialists.

To connect with our national organization for ASAM position statements, upcoming educational events, advocacy issues or to connect with ASAM’s knowledgeable staff, go to ASAM’s website.

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