Session 1: Neurobiology of AddictionA Deeper Dive in to the Treatment of Opioid Use DisorderBoard Exam Practice Questions with Audience Response System (ARS)BreakContinental Breakfast – Networking with Colleagues and ExhibitorsDay 1 – Expert Panel Discussion and Q&ADay 2 – Expert Panel Discussion and Q&ADay 3 Remarks and Board Exam Practice Questions with Audience Response System (ARS)Day Three – Expert Panel Discussion and Q&AIntroduction & Opening RemarksIntroduction and Opening RemarksLite-Fare Lunch – Networking with Colleagues and ExhibitorsLunch – Networking with Colleagues and ExhibitorsMutual Help Meeting – Peer-run support groups for those in recoveryRefreshment Break – Networking with Colleagues and ExhibitorsRegistration OpenRegistration OpensRootin' Tootin' Rodeo ReceptionSession 10: EpidemiologySession 11: Ethics and the LawSession 12: Psychiatric Co-MorbiditiesSession 13: Prevention and Public HealthSession 14: Medical Co-MorbiditiesSession 15: Principles of Pharmacology and ToxicologySession 16: HOT TOPICSSession 17: History and Definition of Addiction and the ASAM CriteriaSession 18: Adolescents, Young Adults, and the ElderlySession 19: Pregnancy and Women’s HealthSession 2: AlcoholSession 20: Pain and AddictionSession 21: Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Motivational InterviewingSession 22: 12-Step Facilitation and Other Psychosocial InterventionsSession 3: SedativesSession 4: OpioidsSession 5: TobaccoSession 6: CannabisSession 7: StimulantsSession 8: Other Classes of DrugsSession 9: Behavioral AddictionsSpecial Remarks from ASAM President Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAMTabletop Exhibits DismantleTabletop Exhibits OpenTabletop Exhibits Set-UpThe ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course- Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements
From a neurobiological perspective, addiction can be seen as the hijacking of the pleasure-reward pathways of the brain with a concomitant weakening of its executive function. In 2020, the fundamental model has been expanded to include newer ideas such as motivational circuitry, anti-reward pathways, and interoception. These neurobiological concepts can explain some of the successes and failures of addiction treatment in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Psychosocial interventions (primarily cognitive behavior therapy, mutual help groups, and motivational interviewing) and pharmacological treatments (such as agonists, antagonists, and partial agonists) form the basis of addiction treatment today.