Public Policy

CSAM White Papers and Blueprints

Recommendations for Safe Opioid Prescribing (3/2019)

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

ASAM Public Policy Statement on Cannabis (2020)

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)