Legislation to Expand the Addiction Treatment Workforce Would Create 1,000 Additional Residency Positions Over Five-Year Period

Rockville, MD – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) – the nation’s largest organization representing medical professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of addiction – joined with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) in applauding the introduction of the bipartisan Opioid Workforce Act of 2019 (S. 2892) in the United States Senate this week.

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