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Learn About Marijuana WA (ADAI)
This site from the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington was developed in response to legalization and includes factsheets on various health and social aspects of marijuana, special pages for parents and teens, information about policy, law, and research, and an FAQ for adult consumers.
Developed by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, this site offers training on how to prevent, identify, and reverse opioid overdoses, as well as a regularly-updated listing of all the pharmacies in the state offering naloxone, a prescription medicine for use in overdose emergencies. Also find the Center for Opioid Safety Education (COSE), which offers community and professional education on opioid safety.
This series covers a range of topics, including briefs on a number of specific substances of abuse, as well as policy-related issues like privatization of alcohol.
Find reliable, science-based health information about a variety of topics on this site from the National Library of Medicine. See especially their Health Topics categories for Substance Abuse Problems, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health and Behavior.
See also: Trending Topics
The ADAI Clearinghouse is a resource center with both print and online resources about drugs and alcohol. Print materials are free to Washington State residents. Includes professional training materials, information for youth, parents, schools, and more.
A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use
(Seattle Children's and UW)
This popular resource from Seattle Children's and the UW's Social Development Research Group (SDRG) talks about how marijuana use affects adolescent health and the developing brain, and what parents can do to help keep their child away from marijuana in an era of legalization.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publishes a huge array of print and online materials for providers, students, and the general public. Many of the online items are free; there may be a fee for shipping print materials. Search the database, browse by topic (using the red toolbar at the top), or explore their Top 50 Most Popular Products. SAMHSA publishes the popular TIP series (Treatment Improvement Protocol) for providers and students.
Find research-based information on substances, addiction, treatment, and prevention. Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (3rd edition) is a frequently-cited publication, and their DrugFacts series is also very popular with schools and community groups.
Collection of recommended resources for parents from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), including information on positive parenting, helping your child if they have a problem with drugs, and how drugs affect the body and brain.
See also: Prevention/Treatment Resources
Variety of data/trends for the state as a whole, plus each individual county, including statistics on:
The Factsheets section of this web site includes some data related to Marijuana Use: Impact in Washington, as well as Young Adults and Marijuana in our state.
The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. It features statistics on substance use and related risk factors in youth from grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. Create reports based on the latest data sets by combining a range of variables (school grade, topic of interest, county, school district, etc.).
See also: Data & Statistics
The Washington Recovery Help Line is funded by the state Department of Social and Health Services' Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and offers free, anonymous, and confidential crisis intervention and referral services for Washington State residents. Professional trained volunteers and staff are available 24/7 to provide emotional support and offer local treatment resources for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health, as well as other community services.
Teen Link's trained teen volunteers offer crisis intervention and emotional support for youth ages 13-20. Available every evening between 6-10pm. Chat support also available.
Seattle Area Helplines & Treatment Resources (ADAI)
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