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January 6, 2021

Substance Abuse During the Pandemic: How Clinicians Can Help

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ADAI Research Scientist Mandy Owens, PhD, is featured in a recent article in APA’s Monitor on Psychology, talking about the rise in opioid and stimulant use during the pandemic, and how psychologists and clinicians can help. Helping a patient struggling with substance use requires different approaches depending on the type of drug being used. Extending…


January 5, 2021

Webinar, Jan 19: Methamphetamine: Practical Strategies for Harm Reduction and Client Engagement

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January 19, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm PST Methamphetamine use and methamphetamine-involved deaths are increasing in Washington State. This webinar will review current WA State data on methamphetamine use and offer practical strategies to work more effectively with individuals who use methamphetamine, including how to: Understand motivations and patterns of use and how methamphetamine affects behavior Have…


2021 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program – Apply by Feb 12

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Application Deadline: February 12, 2021 The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students from underrepresented populations to substance abuse research through internships with NIDA scientists at universities across the United States. The experience may include laboratory experiments, formal courses, data collection activities, data analysis, patient recruitment, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, literature reviews and library research. Internships include…


Paid Graduate Student Internship with Alcohol Justice – Apply by Jan 15

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Deadline for applications: January 15, 2021 Alcohol Justice, an industry watchdog, is looking for a smart, up-and-coming graduate student interested in economics and public health policy research to join our dynamic team of experts. The intern will be responsible for analyzing and updating their Alcohol Tax Calculator, a tool developed to help hold the alcohol…


December 10, 2020

Webinar: THC Potency in the Legalization Era (Dec. 17, 10am)

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Learn how legalization for non-medical marijuana use has transformed the cannabis plant into manufactured products of high THC potency. Washington State researchers will share a recently published Washington State Scientists Consensus Statement on high potency cannabis and the findings of an accompanying report from this same group. In this webinar, Washington State community prevention partners…


November 3, 2020

Webinar: Implementing Contingency Management: The Case for Customizing to Your Setting Needs

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Join the Northwest ATTC on Wednesday, November 18 (12pm PT) when Dr. Bryan Hartzler (Director of the Northwest ATTC and Senior Scientist at ADAI) will offer an orientation to therapeutic principles and practices of contingency management. Dr. Hartzler will also provide a case example of its successful, customized dissemination to an opioid treatment program, as well as…


November 2, 2020

Optum Center for Wellbeing Research Seeking Junior Research Scientist

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The Optum Center for Wellbeing Research is looking for a Junior Research Scientist with strong project management skills and data analysis experience (master’s degree required, PhD preferred). OCWR does real-world research to improve the effectiveness and impact of health behavior change programs. Their work immediately informs the improvement of interventions that reach 100,000+ individuals across…


October 22, 2020

WATCH: Overdose Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This month stopoverdose.org at ADAI partnered with the King County Recovery Coalition, Washington Department of Health, Public Health-Seattle & King County, and a few WA State syringe exchange partners to host a webinar: Overdose Response During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Webinar topics included: Why overdose risk may be higher during the pandemic, statewide data on overdose deaths and trends,…


October 19, 2020

Resources for Overdose Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The following resources were compiled by Alison Newman, MPH, Continuing Education Specialist at ADAI. Care in Hospital Settings Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: ASAM COVID-19 Task Force Recommendations: Addiction Treatment in Hospital Settings During the COVID-19 Crisis, American Society for Addiction Medicine Overdose Prevention Strategies for Hospitals During COVID-19, December 2020 webinar featuring…


October 12, 2020

Watch the Recording: Peer 2 Peer: Moving from Participant to Partnership in Research and Practice

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Transforming our Communities: Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs (ToC), in partnership with BC CoLab, hosted a presentation and discussion via Zoom on October 1, 2020. The BC CoLab is a collaborative community laboratory on substance use and harm reduction. In the presentation, speakers shared experiences from several initiatives in which people who use drugs are partners in…



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