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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.
Several of our ADAI Info Briefs include data and statistics about a variety of topics in the field, with new briefs added regularly. Briefs on this topic include:
Published annually by the Community Epidemiology Work Group 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.
The TakeAsDirected site focuses on prescription pain medication and features a wide array of materials and links. Use the menu bar along the left side of the screen to navigate through the pages.
Learn About Marijuana WA (ADAI)
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.
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board - Marijuana Education
WSLCB is the regulatory agency overseeing licensing and sales of retail cannabis. Their website includes information for sellers, parents, consumers, and the general public, with a detailed breakdown of the law (I-502) and safety information.
Washington State Department of Health: You and Your Family - Marijuana
This DOH site doesn't have a lot of information on it, but includes links to the laws related to both medical and retail marijuana, as well as a few educational resources.
Find health information about marijuana on this page, with statistics and research, links to the latest news, diagnosis and treatment of marijuana dependence, information about synthetic cannabis like Spice, and related journal articles. Includes patient handouts for providers.
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.
Several of our ADAI Info Briefs focus on the topic of alcohol, including:
The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU) is a research unit dedicated since 1973 to the goals of studying fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) across the life span, disseminating research information, providing consultation for individuals affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol, and intervening with high-risk mothers to prevent future births of children with fetal alcohol and drug effects.
For other briefs in this series, visit our Publications page.
DrugFacts pages cover numerous substances, including pages on: K2/Spice (synthetic marijuana) and Synthetic Cathinones ("bath salts")..
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.
ADAI Library Bibliographies
Do a live search of all the ADAI Library databases on these popular topics, pulling up everything we have in our journal articles, books, videos, and web links collections. For specific drugs of abuse, jump to that section here.
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.
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.
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.
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these factsheets are appropriate for the general public, students, and youth.
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