Member Profile: ASAM Opens Heart, Mind, Practice

Jason Powers, M.D.

Jason Powers, M.D.

Involvement in ASAM for Jason Powers, M.D., has opened his “heart and mind to different ways of treating patients.”

He is the Chief Medical Officer of Spirit Lodge, San Cristobal, and The Right Step, which are chemical dependency treatment centers in Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, Texas, and Taos, N.M. A member of ASAM since 2005, he is President-Elect of the Texas Society of Addiction Medicine for 2014 and currently serves as the chapter’s Secretary/Treasurer. He is also author of the upcoming comprehensive addiction resource book, When the Servant Becomes the Master, due to be published in May by Central Recovery Press.

“Bottom line: I want to support the professional organization that advocates on behalf of my patients, their rights to receive effective treatment, and the physicians from every background imaginable who treat them,” Dr. Powers says. “Membership is a great way to network, bounce ideas off other professionals, and learn how to be more effective in treating addicts.”