The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially recognized Addiction Medicine as a subspecialty at its October 2015 Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of ABMS, sponsored the application for the subspecialty to allow physicians certified by any of the 24 ABMS Member Boards to apply for the new certificate
However, a previous article (and blog post) shows exactly how flimsy the requirements are to become an “Addiction Medicine” specialist.
With little training in anything but the 12-step model, such specialists are supremely unqualified to deal with the complexities and social consequences of addiction.
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