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ABAM-Approved Articles to Fulfill MOC Requirements

ABAM diplomates require 26 annual credits, including 9 self-assessment modules (SAMs). SAMs can be completed through ABAM-Approved articles, spanning various topics and years.


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Every year, American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) requires the diplomates to complete at least 26 credits. Of the 26 credits, 9 are self-assessment modules (SAMs) which can be completed through ABAM-Approved articles listed below. “These are past or current peer-reviewed journal articles which have been or are being studied and self-assessed  by ABAM Diplomates as a component of their MOC requirements.”



  1. Chronic Care Management of Dependence (AHEAD Trial)
    Authors: Saitz et al
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1738895
    JAMA 2013;310(11):1156-1167. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.277609
  2. Concurrent Naltrexone and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Patients with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence and PTSD
    Authors: Foa, Yusko et al
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1724275
    JAMA. 2013;310(5):488-495. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8268. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.8268
  3. Extreme Binge Drinking Among 12th-Grade Students in the United States*
    *Publisher charges a fee for this article
    Authors: Patrick et al
    Link: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1738765
    JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(11):1019-1025 DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2392.
  4. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Hospital Length of Stay
    Authors: Wachman et al
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1682942
    JAMA. 2013;309(17):1821-1827. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.3411.
  5. Dispelling the Myth of “Smart Drugs”: Cannabis and Alcohol Use Problems Predict Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants for Studying
    Authors: Arria et al
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460312003383
    Addictive Behaviors Volume 38, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 1643–1650
  6. Immediate Antecedents of Marijuana Use: An Analysis from Ecological Momentary Assessment
    Authors: Buckner et al
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3241527/
    Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages 647–655 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.09.010
  7. The Use and Perception of Electronic Cigarettes and Snus Among the U.S. Population
    Authors: Zhu, Gamst et al
    Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0079332#pone-0079332-g002
    PLoS One. 2013; 8(10): e79332 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079332
  8. Effectiveness of Screening and Brief Alcohol Intervention In Primary Care (SIPS Trial)
    Authors: Kaner, Bland et al
    Link: http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/346/bmj.e8501.full.pdf
    BMJ 2013;346:e8501 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e8501
  9. Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12): A Multisite Trial in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network
    Authors: Donovan, Daley et al/
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3434261/pdf/nihms376422.pdf
    J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 January; 44(1): 103–114 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.04.004
  10. The 10-Year Course of Alcoholics Anonymous Participation and Long-Term Outcomes: A Follow-Up Study of Outpatient Subjects in Project MATCH
    Authors: Pagano, White et al
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3558837/pdf/nihms385630.pdf
    Subst Abus. 2013 January ; 34(1): 51–59 DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2012.691450.
  11. Cannabis Use Is Quantitatively Associated with Nucleus Accumbens and Amygdala Abnormalities in Young Adult Recreational Users
    Authors: GIllman JM et al.
    Link: http://jn.sfn.org/press/april-16-2014-issue/zns01614005529.pdf
    The Journal of Neuroscience, April 16, 2014 34(16):5529–5538
  12. Association between Stillbirth and Illicit Drug Use and Smoking During Pregnancy
    Authors: Saitz et al
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3931517/pdf/nihms542706.pdf
    Obstet Gynecol 2014 January ; 123(1): 113–125 DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000052
  13. Graphic Warning Labels in Cigarette Advertisements: Recall and Viewing Patterns
    Authors: Strasser AA et al
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3377985/pdf/nihms378783.pdf
    Am J Prev Med 2012 July ; 43(1): 41–47 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829623f4
  14. Varenicline Tartrate for Alcohol Dependence: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Assessing Efficacy
    Authors: Litten, Ryan et al
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3914416/pdf/nihms478714.pdf
    J Addict Med 2013 ; 7(4): 277–286 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829623f4
  15. Promethazine Misuse Among Methadone Maintenance Patients and Community-Based Injection Drug Users
    Authors: Shapiro, Lynch, et al
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3618500/pdf/nihms-431359.pdf
    J Addict Med 2013 ; 7(2): 96–101 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31827f9b43
  16. Examining the Specification Validity of the HEDIS® Quality Measures for Substance Use Disorders
    Authors: Harris, A.H.S., Ellerbe, L., Phelps, T.E., Finney, J.W., Bowe, T., Gupta, S., Asch, S.M., Humphreys, K. & Trafton, J.,
    Link: http://www.journalofsubstanceabusetreatment.com/article/S0740-5472%2815%2900016-1/abstract
    Abuse Treatment (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.01.002
  17. Brief Intervention for Problem Drug Use in Safety-NetPrimary Care Settings: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Authors: Peter Roy-Byrne, MD; Kristin Bumgardner, BS; Antoinette Krupski, PhD; Chris Dunn, PhD; Richard Ries, MD;, Dennis Donovan, PhD; Imara I.West, MPH; CharlesMaynard, PhD; David C. Atkins, PhD; Meredith C. Graves, PhD;, Jutta M. Joesch, PhD; Gary A. Zarkin, PhD
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1892249&resultClick=3
    JAMA. 2014;312(5):492-501. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7860
  18. Screening and Brief Intervention for Drug Use in Primary Care (The ASPIRE Trial)
    Authors: Saitz, Palfai et al
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1892250
    JAMA. 2014;312(5):502-513. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7862
  19. Gabapentin Treatment for Alcohol Dependence: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Authors: Barbara J. Mason, Susan Quello, Vivian Goodell,Farhad Shadan,Mark Kyle, Adnan Begovic
    Link: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1764009&
    JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):70-77. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11950
  20. Psychedelics and mental health: a population study
    Authors: Teri S. Krebs, Pål-Ørjan Johansen
    Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063972
    PloS One 2013;19;8(8) e:63972 [PMID: 2396938].
  21. An Electronic Screen for Triaging Adolescent Substance Use by Risk Levels
    Authors: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH; Roger Weiss, MD; Lon Sherritt, MPH; Rosemary Ziemnik, BS; Allegra Spalding, BA; Shari Van Hook, MPH; Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH
    Link: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1889047
    JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):822-828. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.774.
  22. Maintenance Treatment With Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Patients With Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    Authors: Evins A, Cather C, Pratt SA, et al
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1812963
    JAMA. 2014, 311(2): 145-154. Doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285113
  23. Use of the nicotine metabolite ratio as a genetically informed biomarker of response to nicotine patch or varenicline for smoking cessation: a randomised, double-blind placebo controlled trial.
    Authors: Caryn Lerman, Robert A Schnoll, Larry W Hawk Jr, Paul Cinciripini, Tony P George, E Paul Wileyto, Gary E Swan, Neal l Benowitz, Daniel F Heitjan, Rachel F Tyndale, on behalf of the PGRN-PNAT Research Group*
    Link: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600%2814%2970294-2/abstract
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S2213-2600(14)70294-2 
  24. Buprenorphine treatment for hospitalized, opioid-dependent patients: a randomized clinical trial*
    *Publisher charges a fee for this article
    Authors: Liebschutz JM et al.
    Link: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1885989
    JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Aug;174(8):1369-76 DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2556.
  25. A Smartphone Application to Support Recovery from Alcoholism: a Randomized Clinical Trial
    Authors: Gustafson DH, et al.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4016167/pdf/nihms-550949.pdf
    JAMA Psychiatry 2014 May 1; 71(5): 566–572 DOI: :10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4642


  1. Trazodone for sleep disturbance during methadone maintenance: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Authors: Stein MD, Kurth ME, Sharkey KM, Anderson BJ, Corso RP, Millman RP
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3214692/
    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 1;120(1-3):65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.06.026. Epub 2011 Jul 27.
  2.  Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders Before and After Bariatric Surgery
    Authors: Wendy C. King, PhD, Jia-Yuh Chen, MS, James E. Mitchell, MD, Melissa A. Kalarchian, PhD, Kristine J. Steffen, PharmD, PhD, Scott G. Engel, PhD, Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH, Walter J. Pories, MD, and Susan Z. Yanovski, MD
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3682834/
    JAMA. 2012 Jun 20;307(23):2516-25. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.6147.
  3. Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife
    Authors:Madeline H. Meier, Avshalom Caspi, Antony Ambler, HonaLee Harrington, Renate Houts, Richard S. E. Keefe, Kay McDonald, Aimee Ward, Richie Poulton, Terrie E. Moffitt
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3479587/pdf/pnas.201206820.pdf
    Nat Neurosci. 2012 Jun;15(6):920-5. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3092
  4. Implementing Rapid HIV Testing With or Without Risk-Reduction Counseling in Drug Treatment Centers: Results of a Randomized Trial*
    *Publisher charges a fee for this article
    Authors: Metsch LR1, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Matheson T, Mandler RN, Haynes L, Tross S, Kyle T, Gallup D, Kosinski AS, Douaihy A, Schackman BR, Das M, Lindblad R, Erickson S, Korthuis PT, Martino S, Sorensen JL, Szapocznik J, Walensky R, Branson B, Colfax GN.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3483949/pdf/AJPH.2011.300460.pdf
    Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun;102(6):1160-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300460.
  5. Moderate Alcohol Consumption During Adult Life, Drinking Patterns, and Breast Cancer Risk
    Authors: Chen WY, Rosner B, Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Willett WC.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292347/
    JAMA. 2011 Nov 2;306(17):1884-90. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1590.
  6. Reduced fMRI Activity Predicts Relapse in Patients Recovering from Stimulant Dependence*
    *Publisher charges a fee for this article
    Authors: Clark VP, Beatty GK, Anderson RE, Kodituwakku P, Phillips JP, Lane TD, Kiehl KA, Calhoun VD.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23015512
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb;35(2):414-28. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22184. Epub 2012 Sep 27.
  7. Opiate substitution treatment and HIV transmission in people who inject drugs: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Authors: Georgie J MacArthur, Silvia Minozzi, Natasha Martin, Peter Vickerman, Sherry Deren, Julie Bruneau, Louisa Degenhardt, Matthew Hickman
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3489107/pdf/bmj.e5945.pdf
    BMJ. 2012 Oct 3;345:e5945. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5945.
  8. Association Between Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths
    Authors: Amy S. B. Bohnert, PhD; Marcia Valenstein, MD; Matthew J. Bair, MD; Dara Ganoczy, MPH; John F. McCarthy, PhD; Mark A. Ilgen, PhD; Frederic C. Blow, PhD
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=896182
    JAMA. 2011 Apr 6;305(13):1315-21. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.370.
  9. Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis.
    Authors: Walley AY, Xuan Z, Hackman HH, Quinn E, Doe-Simpkins M, Sorensen-Alawad A, Ruiz S, Ozonoff A.
    Link: http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f174?view=long&pmid=23372174
    BMJ 2013;346:f174 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f174
  10. Behavioral Counseling After Screening for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Authors: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH; James C. Garbutt, MD; Halle R. Amick, MSPH; Janice M. Brown, PhD; Kimberly A. Brownley, PhD; Carol L. Council, MSPH; Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH; Tania M. Wilkins, MS; Cody J. Schwartz, MPH; Emily M. Richmond, MPH; John Yeatts, MPH; Tammeka Swinson Evans, MOP; Sally D. Wood, BA; and Russell P. Harris, MD, MPH
    Link: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1361859
    Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:645-654.
  11. Remission from substance dependence: differences between individuals in a general population longitudinal survey who do and do not seek help.
    Authors: Grella CE, Stein JA.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3786033/pdf/nihms499845.pdf
    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Nov 1;133(1):146-53. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.05.019. Epub 2013 Jun 21.
  12. Adolescent nonmedical users of prescription opioids: brief screening and substance use disorders
    Authors: McCabe SE1, West BT, Teter CJ, Cranford JA, Ross-Durow PL, Boyd CJ.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3318974/pdf/nihms355629.pdf
    Addict Behav. 2012 May ; 37(5): 651–656. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.01.021
  13. A double-blind randomized controlled trial of N-acetylcysteine in cannabis-dependent adolescents.
    Authors: Gray KM, Carpenter MJ, Baker NL, DeSantis SM, Kryway E, Hartwell KJ, McRae-Clark AL, Brady KT
    Link: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=1184217
    Am J Psychiatry 2012;169:805-12.
  14. Early Start: A Cost–Beneficial Perinatal Substance Abuse Program
    Authors: Goler, Nancy C. MD; Armstrong, Mary Anne MA; Osejo, Veronica M. BS; Hung, Yun-Yi PhD; Haimowitz, Monica LCSW; Caughey, Aaron B. MD, PhD
    Link: doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31823d427d
  15. Effectiveness of early interventions for substanceusing adolescents: findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Authors: Tara Carney and Bronwyn Myers
    Link: http://www.substanceabusepolicy.com/content/7/1/25
    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2012, 7:25
  16. Abstinence and ‘Low-Risk’ Consumption 1 Year after the Initiation of High-Dose Baclofen: A Retrospective Study among ‘High-Risk’ Drinkers
    Authors: Laurent Rigal, Constance Alexandre-Dubroeucq, Renaud de Beaurepaire, Claire Le Jeunne and Philippe Jaury
    Link: doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags028 
    Alcohol and Alcoholism Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 439–442, 2012


  1. Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, and their contribution to the global burden of disease
    Authors: Degenhardt L, Hal W.
    Link: http://www.thelancet.com/article/S0140-6736(11)61138-0/abstract
    The Lancet, 379(9810), 55-70 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61138-0
  2. Adjunctive Counseling During Brief and Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment for Prescription Opioid Dependence: A 2-Phase Randomized Controlled Trial
    Authors: Weiss RD, Potter JS, Fiellin DA, et al.
    Link: http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1107433
    Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;68(12):1238-46. DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.121
  3. Adolescent impulsivity phenotypes characterized by distinct brain networks
    Authors: Whelan R, Conrod PJ, Poline JB, et al.
    Link: http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v15/n6/full/nn.3092.html  
    Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;68(12):1238-46. DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.121
  4. Injectable extended-release naltrexone for opioid dependence: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter randomized trial
    Authors:Krupitsky E, Nunes EV, Ling W, Illeperuma A, Gastfriend DR, Silverman BL.
    Link: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60358-9/abstract
    The Lancet 377(9776):1506-13 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60358-9
  5. Association between marijuana exposure and pulmonary function over 20 years
    Authors: Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Kalhan R, et al.
    Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1104848
    AMA 2012; 307(2):173-81 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2011.1961
  6. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome after Methadone or Buprenorphine Exposure
    Authors: Jones HE, Kaltenbach K, Heil SH, et al.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3073631/
    N Engl J Med. 2010; 363(24):2320-31 DOI: 10.1097/OGX.0b013e318225c419
  7. Association between substance use disorder status and pain related function following 12 months of treatment in primary care patients with musculoskeletal pain
    Authors: Morasco BJ, Corson K, Turk DC, Dobscha SK.
    Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3008310/
    J Pain. 2011; 12(3):352-9 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2010.07.010
  8. The Cannabis Withdrawal Scale development: Patterns and predictors of cannabis withdrawal and distress
    Authors:Allsop DJ, Norberg MM, Copeland J, et al.
    Link: http://www.drugandalcoholdependence.com/article/S0376-8716(11)00266-3/abstract
    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011; 119(1-2):123-9

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