Thank you to all those who attended NYSAM's 15th Annual Intersection of Science, Treatment and Policy Conference on February 1-2, 2019. We had a record number of attendees this year.

Slides are now available. Please click here for more information or click on the speaker listed below.

Kelly Clark, MD
Aaron Fields, MD
Christine Kerr, MD
Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD
Hillary Kunins, MD
Frances Levin, MD
Nicholas Nacca, MD
Lewis Nelson, MD
Kelly Ramsey, MD
Jonathan Ripp, MD
Ed Salsitz, MD
Evan Schwarz, MD
Sharon Stancliff, MD
Amy Swift, MD
Justine Waldman, MD
Arthur Robin Williams, MD
Tim Wiegand, MD


Thank you to our Conference Lunch Sponsor:
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Thank you to all of our conference exhibitors.



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Marijuana related Public Policy Updates:

Click here to read NYSAM's  letter to the Governor on Legalized Marijuana for Adult Use.

NYSAM sent comments to the NYS Department of Health and OASAS about the use of medical marijuana for opioid use disorders.

Click here to view Model Guidelines for the Recommendation of Marijuana in Patient Care.





The NY State Department of Health is sponsoring a series of FREE buprenorphine waiver trainings for clinical providers in partnership with various county health departments, local providers, and stakeholders. In response to opioid overdose deaths in NY state, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder is urgently needed.

Find out about upcoming Buprenorphine Trainings here.


OASAS is looking for a medical director, Employment Announcement Here 


NYSAM Opposes Assembly Bill 8566/Senate Bill 6815: See our MEMO of OPPOSITION    


Watch this important documentary "Reversing the Stigma" highlighting the work being done in NY State to combat addiction.


Urgent Action: Contact the Senate Leadership

Please contact the NYS Senate leadership and ask them to remove medical marijuana from the budget bill and to vote no.

Lobby Day

June 7, 2010 (was May 25)
Albany, NY

We plan visits to various Senators, Assemblyman, and to OASAS. Medical Marijuana is the priority item but not the only one. Email Dr. Norm Wetterau if interested in participating. Read more here.



Click on the link below to search the nationwide database of Addiction Medicine providers

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NIAAA Treatment Navigator: Find you way to Alcohol Treatment

Welcome to the New York Society of Addiction Medicine’s website

The New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) is an organization of physicians in New York State from all medical specialities, dedicated to understanding and preventing addiction problems and to improving addiction treatment. NYSAM is a State Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 

We are actively soliciting content from our members, so send us items for the News page, and please make use of our Classifieds section. 

Many pages have related links and resources, in particular the Science journal. You'll find topical articles on the Public Policy page, where you can access policy materials such as NYSDOH bulletins, NYS legislation/bills, NYSAM memoranda and position papers, published articles, and more. 

More about the site

We envision the NYSAM website will: increase communication among the membership; streamline the distribution of important and time-sensitive news and information; increase interest in becoming a NYSAM member; offer advocacy tools; and, will generally be an indispensable membership resource. Bear with us as we are currently working to improve our site!

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We need feedback, ideas, and engagement. We believe this will continue to be a great member resource. Please bookmark us, visit often, contribute content, contact us and tell your colleagues about us. Keep an eye on your email inbox for updates, and if you'd like to get involved, please get in touch.