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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,…


February 5, 2024

New from ADAI: Threat, Distract, and Discredit: Cannabis Industry Rhetoric to Defeat Regulation of High THC Cannabis Products in WA

New from ADAI: Threat, Distract, and Discredit. Carlini BH et al.

Citation: Carlini BH, Kellum LB, Garrett SB, Nims LN. Threat, distract, and discredit: Cannabis industry rhetoric to defeat regulation of high THC cannabis products in Washington State, USA. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 2024 (in press). doi: 10.15288/jsad.23-00277 Cannabis industry actors have adopted several arguments used by alcohol, pharmaceutical, food, and tobacco industry…


February 4, 2024

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research in WA State

Psychiatry Grand Rounds session about CEDEER with Caleb Banta-Green, January 26, 12pm PT

(Originally posted January 4, 2024; updated February 4, 2024) The recording is now available for the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences‘ January 26, 2024 (12-1pm PT) Ripley Memorial Lecture, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, featuring the director of the ADAI Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research (CEDEER), Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW! Watch…


February 1, 2024

Webinar: Cannabis and Mental Health (Feb. 28, 11am PT; 1.5 CME/CE available)

Cannabis and Mental Health webinar, Feb. 28, 11am-12:30pm PT

The Northwest ATTC (at ADAI), the Pacific Southwest ATTC, and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) are hosting their next joint webinar on February 28, 2024, from 11am-12:30pm PT. In this session, Natania Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic, will provide current information…


January 24, 2024

New from CERP: Personal Experiences with High-THC Cannabis

New from CERP: Personal experiences with high-THC cannabis (video series)

Twenty years ago, most cannabis contained 10% or less THC, and anything higher was considered very potent. Today, cannabis flower (the plant) can be as high as 25% THC, and other cannabis products contain as much as 60-90%. Cannabis concentrates, such as shatter, wax, vaping cartridges, dabs, and butters, made up 35% of the Washington…


January 17, 2024

New from ADAI: Food Hardship as a Strong Predictor of Tobacco and Cannabis Use by WA Youth

New from ADAI: paper about food hardship and tobacco/cannabis use among WA youth

Citation: Harwick RM, Carlini BH, Williams JR. Food hardship as a strong predictor of tobacco and cannabis use among youth in WA state. Children and Youth Services Review 2024;157:107427. (free link, available through March 4) This brief report from ADAI researchers Robin Harwick, PhD, MS, Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, and Jason Williams, PhD, examines data…



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