Sample Study References and CME Offerings


When preparing for the ABAM certification examination, first review the ABAM EXAMINATION BLUEPRINT to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Use a variety of resources to prepare as no one program, textbook, journal, course or resource list spans the entire scope of addiction medicine. Many resources can also provide long-term reference for professional practice and expand knowledge in the field of addiction medicine. [ABAM does not endorse the products of any particular organization -- what follows is suggestive in nature.]


ASAM Addiction Medicine Review Course & ABAM Certification Exam Preparation Track September 18-20, 2014 / Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL / approx. 23 CME / $725;

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Review Course is widely recognized as the essential primer for physicians and other health care professionals who are preparing for a career in addiction medicine, as well as for primary care providers who wish to increase their skills in identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders. The course features a three-day program of outstanding speakers, supported by an extensive print and electronic syllabus.  ASAM Study Resources:

CSAM Addiction Medicine Review Course & ABAM Certification Exam Preparation Track September 3-6, 2014 / Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Anaheim, CA / approx. 32 CME / $650;

An intensive four-day conference for those taking the ABAM Certification Exam, those wanting an introduction to the essentials of addiction medicine, or those wanting a clinically-based update.  Features a separate question-based Certification Exam Prep Track. 


Principles of Addiction Medicine, The Essentials, 600 pages, $75 Carefully distilled from the authoritative resource in addiction medicine, Principles of Addiction Medicine, this text provides a quick reference on virtually all addiction medicine topics. Essentials focuses on key clinical points in a concise and readable manner, allowing quick comprehension of the underlying concepts in addiction care and research.         OR

Principles of Addiction Medicine 5th Edition, 1,600 pages, $217 Get the authoritative text in addiction medicine that services as a basis for exam knowledge.  Written by leading experts, Principles of Addiction Medicine is a state-of-the-art reference text that blends the scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine.  Purchasers get automatic access to a searchable online app version of the book that can be accessed where ever you are and includes over 200 chapter review questions.  Note:  This edition will not be available for purchase until June, 2014.  The 4th Edition will be steeply discounted on the various sites offering it for sale.


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Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  –

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 Journal of Addictive Diseases –

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 Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment –

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 ONLINE Review Courses

California Society of Addiction Medicine 2012 Review Course in Addiction Medicine $125;

American Society of Addiction Medicine 2012 IEP Review Course in Addiction Medicine $110;; Up to 23 CME/


Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, March 29, 2014 / Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ/ Up to 3 CME,

 American Society of Addiction Medicine Review Course in Addiction Medicine, September 18-20 2014/ Orlando, FL/Up to 19 CME / $725,

California Society of Addiction Medicine: Addiction Medicine Review Course and Certification Examination Preparation Track, September 3-6, 2014 / Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA / Unknown CME / $645,

American Society of Addiction Medicine ER/LA Opioid REMS Course, September 17, 2014 / Orlando, FL / Up to 3 CME/ FREE,

The 3rd Annual Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine Risk Management Course for All Providers, June 6-7, 2014 / Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA / Up to 13.25 CME / $300,

ONLINE, At-Home, Webinar, Mobile, or Audio CME

Addiction Treatment Forum, Multiple online and in-person courses,

Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health Newsletter, Many CME credits available/ FREE,

American Society of Addiction Medicine e-Live Learning Center, Various CME/ Various Costs,

Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, and Alcohol Dependence – NetCE, <$40;

California Society of Addiction Medicine 2013 State-of-the-Art Online, Up to 15 CME/ $350;

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment SBIRT Training – American Society of Addiction Medicine and Clinical Tools, Inc.   Up to 4 CME/ $50,

Cannabis Use, Abuse, and Dependence – NetCE,  <$40,

American Society of Addiction Medicine 2013 State-of-the-Art Course in Addiction Medicine, Up to 20.5 CME / $825;

Buprenorphine and Office Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence – American Society of Addiction Medicine and Clinical Tools, Inc.  Up to 9 CME/ $199;

Cocaine Abuse and Dependence – NetCE,  <$40,

American Society of Addiction Medicine 44th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference – 2013, Up to 93 CME/ $850,

Ruth Fox 2013 Course for Physicians – American Society of Addiction Medicine, 8 CME / $395,

Minimizing the Risk of Prescription Opioid Misuse, Up to 3 CME/ $50,

Rapid-Onset Opioids: Recognizing and Preventing Abuse, Addiction, and Diversion,

ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care,

Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Prescription Drugs,

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth,

OTHER Resources


ABAM is not a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABAM's goal is to gain recognition of Addiction Medicine as a medical specialty, and the creation of a certification process through collaboration with the ABMS and its member Boards.