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December 6, 2021

When a Pandemic & an Epidemic Collide: COVID-19 & OUD (Dec. 8, 10am PT)

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ADAI invites you to a lightly facilitated Zoom discussion for anyone of any background who is providing services to those with OUD to share their experiences during COVID. The event starts at 10am PT on Wednesday, December 8. Our intention is to both support and learn from each other about how delivering care has changed…


December 1, 2021

Now Hiring: 50% FTE Program Evaluator for PCAP

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The UW Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a part-time (50%) Research Scientist to do program evaluation for the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI).   The Parent‐Child Assistance Program (PCAP) is an award winning home visitation case‐management model for pregnant and parenting women with substance…


November 30, 2021

New Report: WA State Project to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose: Final Report on Naloxone Distribution

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The Washington State Project to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose (WA-PDO) was a five-year project supported by the WA State Health Care Authority/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery with funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The goal of the project was to prevent opioid overdose in WA State by building a statewide…


November 29, 2021

Virtual Event: Fentanyl in Washington (Dec. 9, 1:30pm PT)

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Fatal overdoses are on the rise in Washington state. While many substances and factors have contributed to this trend, a driving force is fentanyl. As harm from this drug continues to increase, it’s critical to understand the basics of what fentanyl is, why it is concerning, and what Washington adult and youth communities are encountering….


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November 23, 2021

ADAI is hiring! Admin Assistant (60% FTE)

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We are currently seeking a part-time (60% FTE) Administrative Assistant here at ADAI! This position supports the administrative staff, research scientists, faculty, and the information dissemination staff at Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI), part of UW Medicine/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.  Under general supervision, the Administrative Assistant independently performs administrative assignments of varying complexity which…


November 22, 2021

Webinar: Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: An Evidence-Based Toolkit (Dec 7, 1pm PT)

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King County and Washington state are experiencing the highest number of fentanyl-related overdoses in history. In King County alone, fentanyl-related deaths have increased from 3 in 2016 to 314 to date in 2021. In response to this crisis, King County developed Laced & Lethal, a public health campaign that educates teens and adults on the dangers…


Job Posting: 2 Peer Support Specialists for Everett Providence Regional Medical Center

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Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett is seeking 2 peer support specialists (1.0 FTE, variable shift). The Peer Support Specialist provides flexible, community based peer support services that are designed to promote the recovery, empowerment, and community integration of individuals who have severe behavioral challenges by facilitating opportunities for individuals receiving service to direct their…


November 18, 2021

Preventing Youth Opioid Use — National Injury Prevention Day, Nov. 18, 2021

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Press release from The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC): Every day, 20 children in the United States die from preventable injuries, which are the leading cause of death and disability among Americans ages 1 to 18.  On Thursday, Nov. 18, hospitals and trauma centers across the nation will mark National Injury Prevention Day,…


November 17, 2021

Seattle Now Episode Featuring ADAI’s Michelle Peavy, PhD

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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants three drug distributors to pay up for their role in the opioid epidemic. If he wins in court, the state could have billions of dollars to spend on treatment. In this episode of KUOW’s Seattle Now, host Patricia Murphy talks with ADAI’s Dr. Michelle Peavy about what the…



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