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American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria Review

  • 12 Tupper Rd Black Mountain, NC, 28711 United States (map)

3 contact hours - NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Presented by John Sanders, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, CSI

The ASAM provides placement criteria for adolescents and adults entering substance abuse treatment programs. ASAM’s criteria uses six dimensions to create a holistic, biopsychosocial assessment of an individual to use for service planning and treatment. This is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, and discharge of clients with addiction disorders.

This training will be an in depth review the six dimensions of the ASAM criteria, the continuum of care, and the intensity of services. We will discuss specifically how to assess a client in all six areas and share real world examples. This training will be part presentation with ongoing discussions and small group activities. We will also discuss local treatment programs and where they fit in the ASAM’s criteria.


  • Review and develop a good understanding of the ASAM criteria for use in your day-to-day practice.
  • Increase proficiency in the skills of assessment, placement and referral.
  • Develop a working knowledge of local providers and where they fit in the continuum of care.

To learn more and register, click here

Earlier Event: May 29
Bloodborne Pathogen Training