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CSAM White Papers and Blueprints

CSAM Standards For Access to Addiction Medicine Services with Executive Summary (11/2018)
Use of Buprenorphine-Naloxone in the Emergency Department (02/2018) 
CSAM Standards of Care for Adolescent Substance Use (10/2017)
Insurance Barriers to Accessing Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders Identified by California Physicians (11/2016)
Minimum Insurance Benefits for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
by Anna Lembke, MD, David Kan, MD, and Tauheed Zaman, MD (05/2016)
Minimum Insurance Benefits for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders
by Anna Lembke, MD, David Kan, MD, and Tauheed Zaman, MD (05/2016)
Minimum Insurance Benefits for Patients with Nicotine and Tobacco Use Disorder
by Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Cathy McDonald, MD, and Lori Karan, MD (05/2016)
CSAM's Consumer Guide and Scorecard for Health Insurance Coverage in California for Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health (12/2014)
Expansion of Substance Use Disorder Treatment within Reach Through Health Care Reform (04/2011)
CSAM Blueprint for Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Treatment in California (09/2009)
CSAM Recommendations to Improve California's Response to Methamphetamine (04/2007)
CSAM Blueprint for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in California (01/2007)
CSAM Letter to Drug Court Judges on Methadone Treatment (02/2002)

Marijuana Policy

CSAM Standards of Care for Adolescent Substance Use (10/2017)
CSAM Policy Statement on Marijuana Legalization (11/2015)
Evidence-Based Marijuana Information - Recent Articles (2015-2016)
YOUTH FIRST: Reconstructing Drug Policy, Regulating Marijuana, and Increasing Access to Treatment in California: A Report to the California Society of Addiction Medicine By the Task Force on Marijuana Policy Reform (10/2011)
CSAM Statement on the Medical Aspects of Marijuana Legalization (4/2010)
CSAM's Position on Medical Marijuana (04/2010)
Impact of Marijuana on Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Information on Cannabis/Marijuana (09/2009)

Statement of CSAM Principles (5/2013)
Statement from CSAM on Evidence-Based Medical Practices (1/2007)