The American Society of Addiction Medicine is proud to present

The ASAM Criteria

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

Below are some examples of the user-friendly elements incorporated throughout The ASAM Criteria to facilitate understanding and navigation.

Sneak peek: The user-friendly format of The ASAM Criteria


One of the newest and perhaps most helpful tools in this edition of The ASAM Criteria is the series of tabs printed along the book's side that provides quick-reference access to large content portions of the book. 

Note also how tabs 2, 3 and 4 represent key stages in the treatment process. The structure of these tabs further reinforces the holistic application of ASAM's criteria as practitioners move through assessment, service planning and level of care placement. 

Graphic Illustrations

The ASAM Criteria contains detailed information and complex concepts. Throughout the book, graphics, illustrations and other visual elements are used to help readers comprehend, retain and apply this information.