Physicians certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) have the knowledge and skills to provide prevention, screening, intervention and treatment related to substance use disorders and addictions. These addictions can be alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, including illicit drugs and prescription medications.
The ABAM certificate signifies excellence in the practice of Addiction Medicine. It demonstrates that a physician has met vigorous standards through intensive study, assessment and evaluation and assures the public that a physician has the knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality patient care.
The next ABAM Board Certification Examination will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
Applications for the 2014 ABAM certification examination will be completed online and filed electronically through a new ABAM Candidate Portal, which will be online and available when the application period opens on January 31, 2014.
Candidates seeking board certification in addiction medicine must meet the 2014 eligibility criteria specified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) prior to applying.
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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.