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July 9, 2024

New ADAI Report: Language Matters: Cannabis & Tobacco Use Among Youth of Diverse Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds

Stack of 3 binders with New ADAI Report on the spines

Citation: Language Matters: Cannabis and Tobacco Use Among Youth of Diverse Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds. Carlini BH, Harwick RH, Williams JR. Seattle, WA: Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, July 2024. Previous studies have highlighted the importance of acculturation — when someone adopts the values and…

July 5, 2024

Webinar: ASAM Criteria Implementation and Science Based Implementation Strategies (July 17, 12pm PT)

ASAM Criteria Implementation webinar, July 17, 12pm PT

Join the Northwest ATTC at ADAI on July 17, 2023 (12-1pm PT) for their next webinar: ASAM Criteria Implementation and Science Based Implementation Strategies! The collective struggle of healthcare systems to engage in timely and sustained implementation of the ASAM criteria and other EBPs has been well documented. Implementation science helps us to understand the…

June 24, 2024

What’s New in Harm Reduction Research

What's New in Harm Reduction Research

A review of recently published research on harm reduction topics – June 2024 Need help getting copies of any of these articles? Email Meg Brunner, MLIS ( Free articles have “(open access)” after the titles; all other articles require a subscription to access. FROM LOCAL AUTHORS “I go out of my way to give them…

June 17, 2024

Third Space Toolkit: New Resource from ADAI’s CAAHS Supporting Telehealth for Substance Use Disorders

Third Space Toolkit

ADAI’s Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS), working with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, recently developed an interactive online toolkit, the Third Space Toolkit: Building Space for Telehealth in Libraries and the Community, to support the addition of “privacy pods” in Idaho public libraries for the purpose of providing private spaces for…

Congratulations to Our ADAI Spring Small Grants Awardees!

ADAI Small Grants Spring Cycle Awardees

What are ADAI Small Grants? ADAI works to stimulate and facilitate UW research on alcohol and drug use and addiction through its Small Grants Program, which awards funds to UW researchers for pilot studies and developmental research. The scope ranges from pharmacology of drugs to studies of clinical treatment strategies, prevention, and social policy issues….

June 14, 2024

Slides & Recording Available: What’s in the Drug Supply: Updates from the WA State Community Drug Checking Network

What's in the Drug Supply? Webinar June 12, 2024, 2-3pm PT.

Update: This event was held on June 12, 2024. The slides & recording are now available. The WA State Community Drug Checking Network (CDCN) is a partnership of organizations that provide community-level drug checking and harm reduction services. The ADAI Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology, and Research (CEDEER) provides support including technical assistance and state-level data on…

June 11, 2024

New ADAI Publications on Cannabis and Opioid Policy

New publications

Several ADAI researchers have some new publications out recently related to cannabis and opioid policy: State Requirements for Non-Medical Cannabis “Budtenders” Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, Research Associate Professor and Director of ADAI’s Cannabis Education & Research Program, is coauthor of a new paper on State requirements for non-medical US cannabis retail personnel (LoParco C, et…

June 3, 2024

Recording available: Safe Supply: What is it? Do people want it? What impacts could it have?

Safe Supply webinar: May 30, 2024

Update: This event was held on May 30, 2024. Find the recording and slides here. Overdoses and health problems among people who use drugs are increasing. Safe supply models provide a regulated and known dose of opioids to reduce negative health consequences. In this webinar we’ll explore: Presenters:Addie Palayew, MsC, PhDc, & Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, UW ADAI…

May 29, 2024

2024 ADAI WA State Legislative Wrap-Up

2024 ADAI WA State Legislative Wrap-Up

During the 2024 state legislative session, two bills passed the Washington State Legislature and were signed by the Governor that involved ADAI. Following is a summary of the two bills. 2SHB 2320: An act relating to reducing the public health harms associated with high THC cannabis products ADAI’s Cannabis Education and Research Program’s (CERP) research…

May 23, 2024

Front Lines of the Fentanyl Crisis: Dr. Caleb Banta-Green testifies to U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Fatal Overdose Reduction Act Introduced

Front Lines of the Fentanyl Crisis: Committee Hearing

ADAI Research Professor, Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER), flew to Washington D.C. this week to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for a special hearing titled “Front Lines of the Fentanyl Crisis: Supporting Communities and Combating Addiction through Prevention and…

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