Improving Skills and Systems to Implement The ASAM Criteria

f you have not already taken a basic ASAM Criteria course, it is recommended that you also register forUnderstanding and Using the ASAM Criteria, which is scheduled for January 16th, 2018

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The focus of this workshop is on skills and systems to implement the concepts and principles of  “The ASAM Criteria – Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions.”  This workshop will build on the foundation of understanding the principles and content of the Criteria to improve skills in multidimensional assessment, individualized treatment planning and level of care decisions.

The workshop will also address systems, staff and policy issues that need to change to implement the ASAM Criteria. Examples include auditing for quality of individualized treatment and person-centered services, performance measures and data to verify individualized treatment and outcomes-driven services; length of stay by level of care and what levels of care are predominantly used.

Objectives: Participants will: 

  • Identify staff, policy, program and systems changes that remain challenges to implementing The ASAM Criteria.
  • Apply ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment in assessment, treatment planning, placement and care management.
  • Discuss quality and performance monitoring to promote fidelity to the true spirit and content of The ASAM Criteria.


David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Event Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Evidence-Based Practice
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Sponsored by BSAS: 
Contact Information
Gina Colon
AdCare Educational Institute