In July, the first ten residency programs accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) will begin. There are currently 20 physicians enrolled in the program. The programs were designed to address the growing needs of those suffering from substance abuse. They will focus on developing skills screening, intervention, detoxification, and rehabilitation.
At this time, the ABAM is not seeking ABMS membership of ACGME accreditation of its programs.