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April 22, 2024

Results from the 2023 WA State Syringe Services Program Health Survey

New from ADAI: Results from the 2023 WA Syringe Services Program Health Survey

Involving people who use drugs in meaningful ways to design and deliver the services offered to them is important. People who use drugs have clear preferences, insights, and innovative ideas for service models and are eager to share their perspectives when given genuine opportunities for input and involvement. To capture some of that vital information,…

April 17, 2024

ADAI in the News

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ADAI’s Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, Director of the Center for Community Engaged Drug Epidemiology, Education & Research (CEDEER), was featured in two news articles in the past week: A sliver of hope in a record-setting year of deaths of homeless people. Seattle Times, April 17, 2024. (free link)Fentanyl-related fatal overdoses continue to devastate King County’s…

April 10, 2024

TOMORROW: Narcare Forum @ UW Featuring 2 ADAI Presenters (Alison Newman & Samyukta Singh) – April 11, 5pm PT

Narcare Forum April 11, 5pm

Narcare, an RSO (Registered Student Organization) at the University of Washington, is organizing a forum on the opioid crisis as a public health issue. Despite being one of the leading causes of death in the United States, opioid overdose deaths are ignored, or worse, normalized by public discourse. The purpose of this forum is to…

April 1, 2024

ADAI’s Dr. Mandy Owens Presenting About the CLEARS Project on April 17, 2024

CLEARS webinar April 17

ADAI Assistant Professor Mandy Owens, PhD, will be presenting at a webinar later this month for the Northwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative (ROTA C) about the CLEARS Project. This project, funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority, uses a “policy codesign” approach to bring together law enforcement, people with lived/living experience of drug…

March 5, 2024

Webinar: How Humor Helps: Using Therapeutic Humor to Support Clients (March 27, 12pm PT)

Northwest ATTC March webinar: How Humor Helps

Join the Northwest ATTC on March 27, 2024 for their next webinar: How Humor Helps: Using Therapeutic Humor to Support Clients (12-1pm PT). Humor has long been recognized as a powerful tool in therapy, capable of breaking down barriers, fostering rapport, and promoting healing. This interactive session presented by Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC,…

February 29, 2024

New Research: Pharmacists Who Participated in the Respond to Prevent Intervention to Accelerate Provision of Harm Reduction Materials

New Research: I go out of my way to give them an extra smile now

Citation: Irwin AN, et al. “I go out of my way to give them an extra smile now:” A study of pharmacists who participated in Respond to Prevent, a community pharmacy intervention to accelerate provision of harm reduction materials. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2024 (in press). Community pharmacies are well-positioned to improve the…

February 27, 2024

New ADAI Publication: ER Utilization and Meth Overdose Symptoms Among Syringe Services Program Participants in WA

New ADAI publication

Citation: Noah D. Frank, Caleb J. Banta-Green, Brandon L. Guthrie, Susan Kingston, Joe Tinsley, Lauren Whiteside & Sara N. Glick. Emergency Room Utilization and Methamphetamine Overdose Symptoms Among Syringe Services Program Participants in Washington State. Subst Use & Misuse 2024 (in press). This new study co-authored by Caleb Banta-Green and Susan Kingston of ADAI’s CEDEER…

February 14, 2024

Apply for an ADAI Small Grant! (Deadline March 15)

ADAI Small Grants. Spring cycle is open. Apply by March 15

The Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) works to stimulate and facilitate UW research on alcohol and drug use and addiction through its Small Grants Program. This program awards funds to UW researchers for pilot studies and developmental research related to substance use and/or addiction, with topics ranging from pharmacology of drugs to studies of…

Webinar: What’s the Latest: Methamphetamine and Psychosis (March 6, 12pm PT)

ADAI SOR Team Webinar: What's the Latest: Methamphetamine and Psychosis. March 6, 12-1pm PT

Join the ADAI State Opioid Response (SOR) team on March 6, 2024 (12-1pm PT) for the next installment in their “What’s the Latest” webinar series: Methamphetamine and Psychosis. With the growing use of methamphetamine, methamphetamine associated psychosis is a problem that more and more providers are seeing. This problem can impact the ability of patients…

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Youth Substance Use Prevention Education + Harm Reduction (Feb 13, 3pm PT)

Youth Substance Use Prevention Education & Harm Reduction, Feb 13, 3-4pm PT

The ADAI’s Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research (CEDEER) hosted a webinar on February 13 (3-4pm PT) about a curriculum to help prevent youth overdose deaths. Watch the recording here! Youth overdose deaths continue to rise due to fentanyl, despite a decline in youth substance use overall. This webinar will discuss Safety First,…

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