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The mission of the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is to advance the treatment of addiction through education of physicians, physicians-in-training, and other health professionals. Additionally, the Society promotes research, prevention, and implementation of evidence-based treatment.

With over 500 members, CSAM is the largest state chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). It has a growing membership, impactful education, and effective advocacy for members and their patients, upwards leadership in influential state and national roles, and a track record of contributing to the establishment of access to high-quality addiction treatment in California.



  • The annual Review Course or State of the Art Course (alternating years).  One of the premiere addiction medicine conferences in the country featuring nationally known speakers on cutting-edge topics
  • Local "Evenings of Addiction Medicine" and journal clubs offering discussion with colleagues on current clinical topics and research
  • Outreach to primary care physicians to improve screening and treatment of addiction
  • Training and scholarships to conferences for physicians-in-training