The ASAM Criteria Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions

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Author: David Mee-Lee, MD
Publisher: The Change Companies
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN 10: 1617021970
ISBN 13: 9781617021978
eISBN: 9781617021978
Edition: 3rd
The most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction disorders. The ASAM Criteria has been completely redesigned and updated to apply the newest science in the field of addiction medicine, is compliant with the DSM-5 and incorporates a user-friendly functionality. The ASAM criteria are the most intensively studied set of addiction placement criteria, having undergone numerous evaluations and studies of effectiveness. Research shows that treatment based on the ASAM criteria is associated with less morbidity, better client function and more efficient service utilization than mismatched treatment. The criteria are required in over 30 states and provide the addiction field with nomenclature for describing the continuum of addiction services. The ASAM Criteria is your resource in providing timely, appropriate, and effective care through a holistic and multidimensional approach that matches patient needs to specific treatment services.
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