More Than One Million New Yorkers Suffer from Addiction.
The New York Society of Addiction Medicine is a physician-led professional community committed to the advancement of evidence-based addiction science and care. Together, we can overcome substance use disorders and the disease of addiction.Learn More
Addiction is a chronic disease that affects both the brain and behavior. More than 20 million are affected. Fortunately, with the help of certified addiction medicine physicians, and evidence-based treatments, substance use disorders are preventable and treatable.Learn About Addiction Medicine
Are you a healthcare worker in addiction medicine living in New York State? We need your help to build better access to care and treatment. We welcome all clinicians, medical trainees, and addiction professionals to become members. Consider joining the American Society of Addiction Medicine and becoming part of the New York State Chapter.View Resources Become a Member
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Where We Stand on Key Issues
NYSAM works with state and local governments and partner organizations to advocate for substance use disorder research, prevention, education, and access to care.More Key issues
Opioid use disorder is a chronic, relapsing disease that has broad-reaching economic, personal, and public health consequences across New York State. From 2010 to 2015, opioid overdose rates doubled and they continue to increase as synthetic opioids like fentanyl contaminate the illicit drug supply. NYSAM works to educate policymakers and the public on opioid use disorder and provide research, education, prevention measures, and better access to treatment.Learn More
In recent years, many states have considered or enacted policies to legalize cannabis use. In accordance with the national ASAM policy, NYSAM strongly opposes the legalization of smoked marijuana on the grounds that there has been, to date, no critical, rigorous research performed establishing its efficacy. Instead, research on marijuana, including both basic science and applied clinical studies, should receive increased funding and appropriate access to marijuana for study.Learn More
Access to Care
Fewer than one in ten Americans with a substance use disorder received treatment according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. NYSAM advocates for a better healthcare financing system for outpatient treatment so that more people suffering from substance use disorders are able to get adequate evidence-based treatment.Learn More
Americans suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD).
die every day from an opioid overdose on average.
have died from a drug overdose in past ten years.