Our objective at the Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine is to improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of Addiction Medicine.
Treatment decisions on the use of FDA-approved medication for substance abuse should be made only by skilled healthcare providers.
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Welcome to GSAM
Greetings, GSAM members,
Welcome to the Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine (GSAM)
This site is intended to be a space for seeking and exchanging timely information among addictionists, and associated and allied professionals. The site is dedicated to increasing access to and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians, other medical professionals, and the public, supporting research and prevention and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
Ideally, it will be a space where members can respectfully discuss essential and emerging issues in addiction science, addiction medicine, and addiction policy. The site will also serve to create a forum that provides cohesiveness and collaboration to address your needs as you provide lifesaving and life-changing care to individuals suffering from substance or process use disorders.
Join GSAM Today and Enjoy the Benefits
ASAM’s Fellow designation gives recognition to and raises awareness of ASAM members who are board certified addiction specialists. ASAM Fellows are able to use the FASAM designation after their name and use the special ASAM Fellow logo on certain pre-authorized items. To qualify for the FASAM designation, physicians must be members of ASAM for two consecutive years and be currently certified in Addiction Medicine.
Published six times per year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. It is currently ranked tenth in the Substance Abuse category of the 2012 Journal Citation Reports’ Science Edition. The Journal is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, peer-reviewed articles published in the Journal focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics.
ASAM members enjoy unique educational opportunities designed to increase knowledge and keep up with the latest addiction medicine information. Members can take advantage of exclusive member pricing on hundreds of CME hours online and by live courses throughout the year. Members also receive a 20% discount on ASAM publications.
Local events, courses and meetings provide opportunities to network, and develop lifelong professional relationships. ASAM State Chapters provide networking, service, and professional learning opportunities for our members across the nation.
ASAM serves its members in many ways. One of the most important ways is by helping members play an active role in shaping government policies that affect their livelihoods and the lives of their patients. ASAM advocates for policies that promote access to high-quality prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for the millions of Americans who suffer from a substance use disorder.
ASAM offers a wide variety of award and recognition programs for members and those contributing to the field of addiction medicine.
Your membership in GSAM automatically enrolls you as a member of ASAM, our national organization, and you will enjoy the many benefits of being a member of both.
The Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine
Message from Our President
Michael A. Hall. M.D.
President Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine
Thank You for Visting the GSAM Website!
Dear friends and colleagues,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the GSAM website. This platform has been designed to serve as a hub for open and informative conversations on addiction medicine, and to facilitate easy access to essential chapter information and documents.
Our chapter is committed to educating the public on the vital work that we do in the community, as well as advocating for legislative changes to combat the disease of addiction. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals who are struggling with addiction, as well as their loved ones and healthcare providers.
We invite you to explore our website and engage with us in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues surrounding addiction medicine. Our hope is that through our collective efforts, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by addiction.
Thank you for your interest in GSAM, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Latest news for you
In an effort to create the most current compendium of news and information related to addiction and addiction medicine, we have developed the GSAM Review. Feel free to post your response to our article submissions and give us your feedback. The goal is to keep you informed and up to date with the latest information regarding legislation, technology, and science so that we can better advocate for our patients in the clinical setting.