Rockville, MD (April 2, 2019) – The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) is pleased to welcome the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) to the coalition. AOAAM is the primary organization that represents the interests of osteopathic physicians involved in the treatment of substance use disorder. AOAAM provides leadership and expertise in the field of addiction medicine, and osteopathic education for physicians and the public to improve the health of individuals and families suffering with the disease of addiction.
“I am excited to welcome the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine to the coalition,” said Dr. Corey Waller, Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Legislative Advocacy Committee. “AOAAM offers a wealth of educational resources, networking opportunities, and clinical tools to empower osteopathic physicians who treat patients with addiction. AOAAM’s expertise will be critical to enact the legislative changes needed to stem the tide of the opioid overdose epidemic, and we look forward to working with them.”
About the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose
The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is a coalition of local, regional and national groups that are committed to advancing meaningful legislative and regulatory policies in response to the opioid overdose epidemic. The Coalition seeks to address the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic by engaging policy makers, public health leaders, chronic pain and addiction specialists, individuals in and seeking recovery and family members, so that legislation and policies get the support and funding needed.