Strategies for expanding access to evidence-based substance use disorder services.
Strategies for Expanding Access to Evidence-Based SUD Services
For The ASAM Criteria to work as intended, people with SUD should have access to the full continuum of care as defined in The ASAM Criteria. Because addiction is a chronic condition, individuals with SUD may move into and out of treatment and recovery in a nonlinear fashion. They may need a less intensive level of care as they progress in treatment, or their progress may stall and require more intensive services. When individuals cannot enter or transition to the appropriate level of care consistent with their evolving needs, they face higher risk of relapse and worse behavioral and physical health outcomes.
Components of The ASAM Criteria
Guyer, J., et al. Speaking the same language: a toolkit for strengthening patient-centered addiction care in the United States. American Society of Addiction Medicine. https://www.asam.org/asam-criteria/toolkit. Published November 9, 2021.