Activity ID



December 31, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$149 - $199

CME Provider: American Society of Addiction Medicine

Description of CME Course

Welcome to The ASAM Criteria interactive hybrid asynchronous Online Course designed to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced counselors, social workers, administrators, and other clinical staff develop patient-centered service plans and make objective decisions about patient admission, continuing care, and transfer/discharge for individuals with addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions.

This interactive hybrid asynchronous course is comprised of reading based, some recorded video-based online delivery, and can be completed at your own pace. The flow of this course uses a mix of didactic materials, case studies, learning activities, and assessments to help you understand the underlying principles of the ASAM Criteria, how to conduct, multidimensional patient assessment, and determine an appropriate level of care. Further, by utilizing real-world scenarios, the course will prepare you to implement the ASAM Criteria effectively within the context of system challenges. This is a beginner level course.

Begin the course by reviewing the Getting Started page that contains information about the structure and sequence of the course. From there, you can review the course introduction, faculty information, content modules, and different sections of the course to get acquainted with course navigation.

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Educational Objectives

Describe the underlying principles and concepts of the ASAM Criteria.
Identify the six dimensions of the ASAM Criteria’s multidimensional patient assessment.
Determine treatment priorities based on risk assessment to guide treatment and service planning.
Determine an appropriate level of care and treatment priorities based on risk assessment.
Implement the ASAM Criteria, in the context of system challenges, for patients with addiction to ensure appropriate level of care and treatment outcomes.


Addiction, Addiction Medicine, Substance Use Disorder, Recovery, Opioid Use Disorder


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AAFP Prescribed Credit, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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