While the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and other authorities have always affirmed the importance of spirituality in treatment of use disorders, few if any formal models exist to integrate spirituality into multidimensional assessment and treatment. The ASAM Criteria (2013) states, “By assessing if and when spirituality has been meaningful for the individual in any or all of the assessment dimensions, strengths, skills, and resources can be identified to be incorporated into the service plan.” This training prepares clinical leaders and practitioners to incorporate spiritual assessment using the ASAM framework in order to integrate spirituality into clinical care.
Learning Objective 1
• Formulate spiritual assessment statements in association with ASAM dimensions for patients with substance use disorders presenting for treatment.
Learning Objective 2
• Correlate spiritual assessments and specific treatment interventions.
Learning Objective 3
• Cite examples of specific cultural and religious factors that are relevant in clinical assessment and treatment.