March 19, 2018
Governor Walker recently signed a proclamation declaring April 23-29th as the 2018 Addiction Treatment Awareness Week throughout the state of Wisconsin. This was at the request and in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine.
National Addiction Treatment Week is an ASAM initiative that generates awareness that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing, promotes quality and evidence-based treatments for addiction, and focuses on the need for all medical professionals to treat addiction and save lives. A series of online events are scheduled for the week, including a webinar with ABPM and SAMHSA discussing the importance (and pathways) for physicians to enter the field of addiction medicine and Treat Addiction to Save Lives.
A copy of the Governor’s proclamation is attached (link). For more information on addiction treatment, please visit the ASAM website (link).