Dr. Arturo Taca, Jr. Elected President of ASAM Midwest

Elected Midwest Chapter President of American Society of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Arturo C. Taca, Jr., Diplomate of ABPN / ABAM, a St. Louis-based psychiatrist, and founder / medical director of INSynergy, was recently elected President of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Midwest Chapter for a 3-year term.

ASAM has 39 state and regional chapters throughout the United States that involve members in local activities, education and state advocacy efforts.

“Addiction is a real public health issue. I’m honored to be asked to by our members to help lead and serve our region to educate the public and treatment providers about how we can make a difference,” said Taca.

Dr. Taca is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed medical school from the University of the East and medical internship and psychiatry residency at St. Louis University. He founded INSynergy, an outpatient substance abuse program based in Creve Coeur, in 2011.

Other officers elected to the ASAM Midwest Chapter are Drs. Evan Schwarz (Secretary)  and Christina Davila (Treasurer and President Elect). Dr. Schwarz practices Emergency Medicine and specializes in medical toxicology at Washington University. Dr. Davila is a psychiatrist from Kansas and Medical Director of Awakenings Treatment Program in Kansas City.

Founded in 1954, ASAM is a professional society representing over 3,600 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

Founded in 2011, INSynergy also addresses the psychological and psychiatric issues that lead to addictive behaviors such as ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. INSynergy Treatment Center is the premier alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility in St. Louis, MO. Patients at INSynergy are treated using a modern-day approach combining medical pharmaceutical therapy with counseling. To learn more, please visit www.insynergystl.com or call (314) 649-STOP (7867).