The ASAM Narrative What is the ASAM Narrative? ASAM is the American Society of Addiction Medicine (see asam.org). From their website, we learn the following summary: ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 3,700 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is

Medical Necessity Criteria (“riteria” or “MN”) contained in this document. A panel of exte rnal, practicing behavioral health clinicians and psychiatrists review and approve these criteria on an annual basis. New Directions’ riteria are based on current psychiatric literature; pertinent documents from professional Dec 14, 2012 · Contributor: Yvette McBride Thomas Dimension 1: Acute Alcohol and/or Drug Intoxication Problems: (need) Patient presents with opiate withdrawal symptoms Patient reports continued opiate dependency for ____ years and urine toxicology confirms opiates in system Patient reports pattern of acute cocaine intoxication Patient reports/evidence episodic alcohol intoxication Patient reports pattern of ...