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January 3, 2022

Position Opening: Postdoc Fellowship in Alcohol Research at University of New Mexico

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Note: This is not a UW/ADAI position, but is being shared on behalf of colleagues at CASAA/Univ. New Mexico. The Center on Alcohol, Substance use, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico has at least one opening for a post-doctoral fellow on our NIAAA Institutional Research Training grant starting August 2022.  The goal of the…


December 16, 2021

New ADAI Report: Housing Program Staff Want More Training to Address Substance Use

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To learn more about the needs of housing professionals who work with people who use substances, ADAI staff Alison Newman, MPH and Susan Kingston conducted an anonymous, online survey in September 2021. The objectives of this survey were to: identify successes and challenges, determine how knowledgeable and comfortable staff feel in working with substance use,…


December 10, 2021

Harborview Seeking 100% FTE Research Study Assistant for NIH Opioid Use Disorder Study

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The Department of Emergency Medicine at Harborview Medical Center is seeking a full-time Research Study Assistant for an NIH-funded, randomized controlled trial designed to help individuals with opioid use disorder, the Emergency Department Longitudinal Integrated Care (ED-LINC) study. (Note: this is not an ADAI position.) Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic…


December 8, 2021

New ADAI Report: Dramatic Increases in Opioid Overdose Deaths Due to Fentanyl Among Young People in WA

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Use of illicitly manufactured fentanyl has had an outsized impact on overdose deaths in Washington State, according to a new report from ADAI/UW Psychiatry research scientists Caleb Banta-Green and Jason Williams. Fentanyl use and overdose deaths appear to mostly affect these populations: young adults inexperienced with opioid use young adults with rapid onset opioid use…


December 7, 2021

Kay Kelly Awarded FASD United Star of Justice

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Kathryn (Kay) Kelly, Research Coordinator at ADAI’s Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit and Project Director of the FASD Legal Issues Resource Center, was recently honored by FASD United for her years of service to people with FASD. At the annual FASD United Circle of Stars ceremony on December 3, 2021, Ms. Kelly was awarded the…


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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