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September 25, 2023

ADAI is Hiring! Administrative Assistant, 80% FTE

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Administrative Assistant80% FTE; salary: 80% of $3557-4740/month The UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine) is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the administrative staff, research scientists, faculty, and information dissemination staff at ADAI. Under general supervision, you’ll independently perform administrative assignments of varying complexity which require knowledge of…

Fentanyl in King County: How We Can Address the Crisis in Our Community (Oct 16, 6:30pm, SPL Downtown)

Fentanyl in King County, October 16, 2023

Join the Seattle Times on October 16th (6:30-8pm PT) for an informative and engaging panel discussion on the pressing issue of fentanyl and opioids. This in-person event will take place at the Seattle Central Library, where experts will shed light on the impact of these substances on our community. Gain insights from local speakers and participate in an open dialogue…

September 19, 2023

Webinar: Community-Law Enforcement Aligning in Response to Substance use (CLEARS Project), Oct. 3, 1pm PT

ADAI webinar

Date: Oct 3, 2023 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Description: The CLEARS Project brings together diverse stakeholders in a “policy codesign process” to develop regional strategies to improve interactions between law enforcement and people who use drugs. This webinar will present on the process conducted in Clallam, Thurston, and Yakima Counties in 2022-23,…

September 13, 2023

New Web Content: Resources for Parents & Adults Who Care for Youth (from ADAI’s CERP)

Resources for Parents & Adults Who Care for Youth: New info pages on

The ADAI Cannabis Education & Research Program (CERP) has released a new set of info pages on their educational website These new Resources for Parents & Adults Who Care for Youth offer information about cannabis that can be useful for parents, guardians, and influential adults in the lives of adolescents and young adults. You’ll…

September 11, 2023

Apply for an ADAI Small Grant!

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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, which awards funds to UW researchers (faculty and research scientists or mentored pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows) for pilot studies and developmental research. We offer small grants in two…

August 29, 2023

Virtual Conference: Exploring the Intersectionality of SUDs, Mental Health, and Social Justice, September 28-29

re-imagining behavioral health: race, equity & social justice

This free 2-half-day virtual conference, sponsored by the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview and funded by the WA HCA, is designed to empower individuals and teams who want to advance health equity and support diversity and inclusion in behavioral health care. The conference is an opportunity to connect with others and join in a meaningful…

August 23, 2023

ATTC + CTN Webinar: Not Too Much, Not Too Often, and Not Too Many: The Results of the First Large-Scale International Project to Develop Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines (Sept 6, 11am)

Not Too Much, Not Too Often, and Not Too Many: The Results of the First Large-Scale International Project to Develop Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines. September 6, 2023, 11am-12:30pm 1.5 CME and CE available

The Northwest ATTC at ADAI, Pacific Southwest ATTC, and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network come together several times a year to present an informative and timely webinar relevant to our various audiences, including researchers, policymakers, and members of the addiction workforce. Both CME and CE credits are available for webinars…

August 18, 2023

New ADAI Report: The Status of MOUD Provision in Washington State Jails, 2021

New ADAI Report: The Status of MOUD Provision in Washington State Jails, 2021

ADAI has a new report out, authored by Mandy Owens, PhD (UW ADAI), Addy Borges, MPH (UW Dept of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing), John McGrath (WA Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs), and Marc F. Stern, MD, MPH (UW Dept of Health Systems and Population Health). Individuals releasing from incarceration are at an…

ADAI Presenting at 2023’s virtual Overdose Prevention, Harm Reduction, & Treatment Series (WA Poison Center), August 29-31

Overdose prevention, harm reduction, and treatment series, August 29-31, 2023

This year marks the 4th year the Washington Poison Center has held a multi-day virtual event focused on Overdose Prevention, Harm Reduction, & Treatment. Through presentations from their own staff and other experts, including ADAI’s Alison Newman and Teresa Winstead, the series explores unintentional and intentional factors that can lead to overdose, how to respond…

August 14, 2023

ADAI Lunch & Learn: Implementation Strategies for an Incentive-Based Treatment for SUD Among AI/AN People (Sept 19)

ADAI Lunch & Learn Series

Join us on Tuesday, September 19 (12-1pm PT) for our next Lunch & Learn webinar, presented by Kait Hirchak, PhD, MHPA (Eastern Shoshone), Assistant Professor, Department of Community & Behavioral Health, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University. The presentation will describe community and university partnerships to culturally adapt and implement contingency management among…

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