American Society of Addiction Medicine
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 4,300 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
The ASAM criteria is most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.
Humana Behavioral Health utilizes The ASAM Criteria for Illinois Chemical Dependency, through an subscription with ASAM.org. The ASAM criteria is available online to treatment providers, professionals and managed care companies. At your request, Humana Behavioral Health will provide the criteria used at no cost to you. To obtain the clinical criteria in writing, follow the instructions provided in your notification letter.