How to Really Use the New Edition of ASAM’s Criteria: What to Do and What Not to Do

ASAM’s criteria is more than a checklist of levels of care to justify admission to the program. In fact, if you truly embrace the spirit and content of ASAM’s criteria, it will change how you use the criteria to engage people into recovery, collaborate on treatment planning, design and deliver levels of care and the continuum of services, and manage and pay for care from acute services to ongoing disease management.

To learn more, read this article by ASAM Criteria Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Mee-Lee in Counselor Magazine, which aims to help you really “use” ASAM’s criteria: http://www.counselormagazine.com/2013/Nov-Dec/ASAM_Criteria/