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Become Involved

ABAM’s s tanding committees are the gateway to becoming involved in the activities of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and The ABAM Foundation, and provide an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in the field of Addiction Medicine, and stay current on emerging issues while contributing to the continuing evolution of the prevention, treatment research, and practice. Take a look at the resources below for information on the benefits to volunteers, what standing committees do, and how to become involved. Feel free to contact the relevant staff officer or committee chair if you have any questions (contact information is available in the [Become Involved Brochure].

The major factors that promote career satisfaction in the field of Addiction medicine is the perception that addiction medicine is exciting and challenging, which is largely related to “keeping up” medically and “getting involved” in Addiction Medicine outside of one’s clinical practice. Involvement with ABAM or other Addiction medicine organizations not only benefits the patients and families around the world in need of treatment, but also benefits the individual by creating a sense of accomplishment within an environment that promotes the development of strong personal and professional relationships that are often lifelong and sustaining.Your information will be added to our resource collaborative for staff and leadership, and you will be contacted when an opportunity to participate is identified. Thank you for your willingness to serve.


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ABAM offers a Transitional Maintenance of Certification program for its current diplomates and a public listing of physicians who hold active ABAM certification status. In March, 2016 the American Board of Medical Specialties formally recognized addiction medicine as a multi-specialty subspecialty. Future certification examinations in addiction medicine will be administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.