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ADAI Clearinghouse
Great for: Free print and online resources about drugs and alcohol, with a focus on training and prevention. Take our training to learn how to use this tool! (more Expand/Collapse)

The ADAI Clearinghouse is a resource center with both print and online resources about drugs and alcohol. All materials are free to Washington State residents. Includes professional training materials, information for youth, parents, schools, and more.

Evidence-Based Practices for Substance Use Disorders (ADAI)
Great for: Information and available implementation materials about a range of evidence-based practices for treatment of SUD. (more Expand/Collapse)

This database, developed by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington is intended to help treatment providers make informed decisions about which science-based practices are most appropriate in which circumstances and for which individuals. This database is updated irregularly but is still a very valuable tool.

ADAI Retention Toolkit
Great for: Client engagement and retention tools for clinicians and outpatient treatment organizations in Washington State. (more Expand/Collapse)

This interactive toolkit was developed by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Service's Division of Behavioral health and Recovery (DBHR). The toolkit is intended to be easy to use, and includes resources that individual providers, other staff who interact with clients, or entire organizations may select as most appropriate for their needs. Sections include Talking with Clients (features an interactive, multimedia training module), Cultural Competence, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Family Involvement, NIATx resources, and TARGET information.

SAMHSA Store
Great for: Print and online prevention and training resources about drugs and alcohol, including many items in Spanish and other languages. (more Expand/Collapse)

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; shipping fees may apply for print orders. 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.

NIDA Publications
Great for: Easy-to-understand, science-based publications for the public, patients, or youth on a range of topics. (more Expand/Collapse)

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.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) (SAMHSA)
Great for: Evidence-based interventions for substance abuse/mental health. (more Expand/Collapse)

This searchable database from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions available for substance use disorder treatment. Browse the complete list or narrow it down by ages, areas of interest, settings, outcome categories, race/ethnicity, gender, language, or more.


Recommended Other Resources

ADAI eNews and Treatment Update for Washington State (ADAI)
Great for: Email newsletter updates on the latest in the fields of prevention (eNews) and treatment (Treatment Update). (more Expand/Collapse)

Free email newsletters from the ADAI Clearinghouse. Frequency: Weekly for ADAI eNews, monthly for Treatment Update for Washington State. Subscribe to one or the other -- or both -- and browse past issues online.

Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511
Great for: 24-hour help and referral for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health issues. (more Expand/Collapse)

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.

TeenLink: 1-866-TEENLINK
Great for: Confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental peer support for youth ages 13-20, 6-10pm only. (more Expand/Collapse)

Teen Link's trained teen volunteers offer crisis intervention and emotional support for youth ages 13-20. Only available between 6-10pm. Chat support also available.

Learn About Marijuana WA (ADAI)
Great for: Science-based information for the public about retail and medical marijuana; includes factsheets, information for consumers, pages for parents and teens, more. For the latest news and research, follow this site on Twitter. (more Expand/Collapse)

This site from the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the UW 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.

StopOverdose.org (ADAI)
Great for: Learning how to prevent, identify, and reverse overdoses from prescription opioid (pain) medications or heroin; finding naloxone in Washington State. (more Expand/Collapse)

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.

The Healing of the Canoe
Great for: Tribal youth substance use prevention tools/education for clinicians, treatment organizations, and community members. (more Expand/Collapse)

This project is a collaboration between the Suquamish Tribe, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, and the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, seeking to address substance abuse and the need for a sense of cultural belonging and cultural revitalization among tribal youth. The program uses community-based, culturally grounded prevention and intervention life skills curriculum for tribal youth that builds on the strengths and resources of their community.

Seattle Area Helplines & Treatment Resources (ADAI)
Great for: Local helplines, self-help and recovery resources, treatment organizations, libraries & clearinghouses, key agencies, UW resouces, and more. (more Expand/Collapse)

Compiled by ADAI Library & Clearinghouse staff at the University of Washington.

Training and Research Dissemination Events (ADAI)
Great for: Local, national, and international trainings and conferences, UW courses and graduate training, and more. (more Expand/Collapse)

Compiled by ADAI Library & Clearinghouse staff. Also includes resources from past ADAI events and other web sites related to education and training.

The Athena Forum (DBHR)
Great for: Professional prevention and training materials, networking, and directory info for Washington State providers. (more Expand/Collapse)

This site was created for prevention professionals to develop, update, and sustain their substance abuse prevention work. Find general information about substance abuse prevention, documents and tools, and access prevention discussions and online training opportunities.

National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Great for: Clinicians and treatment organizations looking for training and education about culturally-competent approaches for Native communities. (more Expand/Collapse)

The National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center strengthens and promotes systematic behavioral health practice changes that both honor and contribute to the health and well-being of AI & AN communities, tribes, and individuals. Find curricula for academic programming, webinars, and information about special topics.
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