The Florida Society of Addiction Medicine (FSAM) was founded in 1986 by dedicated physicians who were passionate about advancing the art and science of addiction prevention and treatment. FSAM was incorporated on June 13, 1990 is a 501C3 non-profit.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is an association of physicians dedicated to improving the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions, educating physicians and medical students, promoting research and prevention, and enlightening and informing the medical community and the public about these issues. The Society serves its members by providing opportunities for education and sharing of experiences, and by promoting the development of a body of professional knowledge and literature to enhance the quality and increase the availability of appropriate health care for people affected by the addictions.

Membership in FSAM is coupled with membership in ASAM. Physicians join the state chapter and the national organization simultaneously and receive the benefits of both concurrently. Membership is open to physicians and medical students interested and involved in the prevention and treatment of addictions.