Understanding The ASAM Criteria: Principles and Practices

Keynote or Breakout Session


Clinicians, administrators and policy-makers involved in planning and managing care often lack a common language and systematic assessment and treatment approach that allows for effective, whole person services. The ASAM Criteria provides this common language. This presentation will highlight the principles and practices in understanding ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment and levels of care.


Participants will

  1. Identify how ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment provides a common language and approach to whole person care.
  2. Review the ASAM Criteria continuum of levels of care and how to place and move people through ongoing disease management.
  3. Discuss program, policy and systems changes necessary to truly implement the spirit and content of The ASAM Criteria and integrated services.