The Washington Society of Addiction Medicine (WSAM), incorporated in 1991, is a state chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).  WSAM exists to promote prevention and treatment of addictions, according to state-of-the-art standards.  We work closely with other health care professionals, as well as other organizations within Washington State, with whom we have a mutual interest in the pursuit of effective, long-term treatment of the chronic disease known as “Addiction.”