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Prevention and Treatment-Related Resources

ADAI Clearinghouse
Great for: Finding print and online resources about drugs and alcohol, with a focus on training and prevention. Washington residents can request free print materials. 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: Finding brief information and available implementation materials about a range of evidence-based practices for treatment of SUD, including references, populations, intervention type, settings, more. (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: Clinicians and treatment organizations in Washington State looking for ways to improve client engagement and retention in substance use disorder outpatient treatment settings. (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.

The Healing of the Canoe
Great for: Clinicians, treatment organizations, and community members engaged in prevention of substance abuse in tribal youth. (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.

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; print materials may cost a fee. Search the database, browse by topic (using the red toolbar at the top), or poke through their Top 50 Most Popular Products. SAMHSA publishes the popular TIP (Treatment Improvement Protocol) series for providers and students.

NIDA Publications
Great for: Easy-to-understand 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.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) (SAMHSA)
Great for: Finding information and resources/manuals/etc. on 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 for treatment of substance use disorders. Browse the complete list or narrow it down by ages, areas of interest, settings, outcome categories, race/ethnicity, gender, language, or more.

Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database (ADAI)
Great for: Clinicians and researchers looking for instruments used for screening/assessment of substance use and mental health. Take our training to learn how to use this tool! (more Expand/Collapse)

This searchable database from the ADAI Library includes over 900 measures used by researchers and practitioners for screening and assessment of drug use and abuse. Some instruments are in the public domain and can be freely downloaded from the web; others can only be obtained from the copyright holder. We don't provide copies of instruments, but links to contact and availability information are included if known. Measures widely used and having proven reliability and validity are marked with a gold star for easy identification.

Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511
Great for: 24-hour help and referral for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health issues. Includes some professional resources. (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.

See also: Prevention/Treatment Resources

Data,Statistics, Trends

Washington State Data & Resources
Great for: Statewide or county-specific data on a variety of substance-related topics. (more Expand/Collapse)

Variety of data/trends for the state as a whole, plus each individual county, including statistics on:

  • substances of abuse
  • auto accidents
  • smoking
  • health-rankings,
  • overdose deaths
  • treatment admissions
  • youth
>This site also features local and statewide resources for more information about treatment and prevention resources, criminal justice, public health and harm reduction, economic and fiscal issues (related to substance use), and key agencies and organizations.

Drug Abuse Trends Reports for Seattle-King County (CEWG - Seattle-King County)
Great for: Seattle and King County data on substances of use, drug-related deaths, youth use, and more.  (more Expand/Collapse)

Published annually by the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) for Seattle-King County. Include data from the WA State Patrol Crime Lab, the Recovery Help Line, The Healthy Youth Survey, treatment admissions, the King County Medical Examiner, and Public Health-Seattle & King County. Data includes substances of use, drug-related deaths, youth use, and more.

Ask HYS (Healthy Youth Survey)
Great for: Finding substance- and risk-related statistics on Washington youth grades 6, 8, 10, 12.  (more Expand/Collapse)

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.).

Research & Data on Fatal Crashes, Traffic Safety (WA State Traffic Safety Commission)
Great for: Data related to impaired driving (alcohol, marijuana, other drugs); quarterly crash data for Washington or by county. (more Expand/Collapse)

The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission's Research and Data Division analyzes crash data and conducts traffic safety research. Find reports related to "Impaired Driving" on the Traffic Safety Reports page, and quarterly crash data, including statistics related to driver impairment on the Quarterly Crash Data page.

See also: Data & Statistics

Science-Based Information on Trending Topics

Learn About Marijuana WA
Great for: Science-based information for the public about retail and medical marijuana; includes factsheets, FAQ for consumers, pages for parents and teens, more. (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.

ADAI Information Briefs
Great for:
Easy-to-read snapshots of statistics, policy issues, and trending topics. (more Expand/Collapse)

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.

CTN What's New Blog
Great for: Brief descriptions of the latest research coming from NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. (more Expand/Collapse)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse's Clinical Trials Network was developed to help bridge the gap between research and practice in substance use disorder treatment. Studies in the CTN have focused on a range of subjects, including treatment for prescription-opioid addiction, screening and brief intervention, youth and family treatment, treatment for co-occurring disorders like ADHD and PTSD, and more. The blog helps keep providers up-to-date on the latest research in the field. Post on this blog describes new publications coming from the CTN (research articles, e.g.), as well as items that may be of interest to those following the CTN.

Medline Plus
Great for: U.S. National Library of Medicine site for patients and their families collects a range of information from vetted sources. (more Expand/Collapse)

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

Trainings & Educational/CE Opportunities

Training and Research Dissemination Events (ADAI)
Great for: Calendars of 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.

CTN Dissemination Library - Free CE Trainings (ADAI)
Great for: Free online trainings based on research from NIDA's Clinical Trials Network. (more Expand/Collapse)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse's Clinical Trials Network was developed to help bridge the gap between research and practice in substance use disorder treatment. Five webinars are available for earning free NAADAC (and some NBCC) credits on the following topics:

Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain Training (ADAI)
Great for: Online training for healthcare providers about current research on medicinal cannabis for treating chronic pain, how it works, and best clinical practices. CME available. (more Expand/Collapse)

Developed for health professionals, including physicians, nurses, osteopaths, pharmacists, and physician assistants, this training presents current information on the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of various conditions, with a focus on chronic pain. Developed by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the UW with funding from the WA State Office of the Attorney General.

National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
Great for: Finding a variety of training and education materials for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery fields. (more Expand/Collapse)

The ATTC Network strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery agencies, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers, and other stakeholders. Find the latest research and information in the field through activities such as skills training, academic education, online and distance education, conferences, workshops, and publications.

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.

NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals - Education
Great for: Listings of webinars, magazine articles, seminars, certificate programs, and other opportunities to earn CE credits from home, renew your professional license/certification, or earn your degree. (more Expand/Collapse)

NAADAC is an association for addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. It focuses on providing education, clinical training, and certification for professionals as part of its mission to promote excellence in care for those with substance use disorders.

Other Recommended Resources

ADAI eNews and Treatment Update for Washington State (ADAI)
Great for: Regular 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.

Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State
Great for: Washington State CDPs interested in networking with peers, continuing their education, and improving their effectives on behalf of the chemically dependent and their families. CDPWS is the Washington State affiliate of NAADAC. (more Expand/Collapse)

CDPWS was founded to establish a forum whereby common interests and concerns are discussed, thereby bringing about better communications among professional personnel; to create a voice on policy; to recommend guidelines and standards; and more. Join your local region for regular networking and educational opportunities.

ADAI Library
Great for: Finding research and science related to the field of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and related behavioral issues; includes academic journal articles, books, and more. Take our training to learn how to use this tool! (more Expand/Collapse)

The ADAI Library collection represents the spectrum of research and scientific literature on alcohol and other drug use from all relevant disciplines, including medicine, nursing, social work, criminal justice, sociology and psychology. We're open to UW faculty, staff and students, as well as to college students and substance abuse professionals in the local area. Search the databases online or come into the library (Monday-Friday) for assistance from librarians.

PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
Great for: Serious searchers looking for the most up-to-date science and research on substance use and addiction (as well as other health/medicine topics). (more Expand/Collapse)

This is the database for the National Library of Medicine, and it comprises over 24 million citations. Searching this database can be complex, but the PubMed site includes many tutorials. Some items are offered in full-text for free from PubMed Central; others require a journal subscription to access. Your local academic or medical library can help you obtain restricted articles.

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