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February 5, 2024

New from ADAI: Threat, Distract, and Discredit: Cannabis Industry Rhetoric to Defeat Regulation of High THC Cannabis Products in WA

New from ADAI: Threat, Distract, and Discredit. Carlini BH et al.

Citation: Carlini BH, Kellum LB, Garrett SB, Nims LN. Threat, distract, and discredit: Cannabis industry rhetoric to defeat regulation of high THC cannabis products in Washington State, USA. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 2024 (in press). doi: 10.15288/jsad.23-00277 Cannabis industry actors have adopted several arguments used by alcohol, pharmaceutical, food, and tobacco industry…

February 4, 2024

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research in WA State

Psychiatry Grand Rounds session about CEDEER with Caleb Banta-Green, January 26, 12pm PT

(Originally posted January 4, 2024; updated February 4, 2024) The recording is now available for the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences‘ January 26, 2024 (12-1pm PT) Ripley Memorial Lecture, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, featuring the director of the ADAI Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research (CEDEER), Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW! Watch…

February 1, 2024

Webinar: Cannabis and Mental Health (Feb. 28, 11am PT; 1.5 CME/CE available)

Cannabis and Mental Health webinar, Feb. 28, 11am-12:30pm PT

The Northwest ATTC (at ADAI), the Pacific Southwest ATTC, and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) are hosting their next joint webinar on February 28, 2024, from 11am-12:30pm PT. In this session, Natania Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic, will provide current information…

January 24, 2024

New from CERP: Personal Experiences with High-THC Cannabis

New from CERP: Personal experiences with high-THC cannabis (video series)

Twenty years ago, most cannabis contained 10% or less THC, and anything higher was considered very potent. Today, cannabis flower (the plant) can be as high as 25% THC, and other cannabis products contain as much as 60-90%. Cannabis concentrates, such as shatter, wax, vaping cartridges, dabs, and butters, made up 35% of the Washington…

January 17, 2024

New from ADAI: Food Hardship as a Strong Predictor of Tobacco and Cannabis Use by WA Youth

New from ADAI: paper about food hardship and tobacco/cannabis use among WA youth

Citation: Harwick RM, Carlini BH, Williams JR. Food hardship as a strong predictor of tobacco and cannabis use among youth in WA state. Children and Youth Services Review 2024;157:107427. (free link, available through March 4) This brief report from ADAI researchers Robin Harwick, PhD, MS, Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, and Jason Williams, PhD, examines data…

January 10, 2024

Four New ADAI Small Grants Awarded!

Congratulations to our ADAI Small Grant Awardees October 2023

ADAI has been supporting UW research on alcohol and drug use and addiction through its Small Grants Program since it was founded in 1973. Funds from this program go to UW researchers for pilot studies and developmental research, and many of these projects are later developed into full studies with outside funding. We offer two…

January 5, 2024

ADAI Webinar: Engaging Patients in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Primary Care Perspectives (Jan. 23, 12pm PT)

Engaging Patients in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Primary Care Team Perspectives. January 23, 2024, 12-1pm PT.

Join us for our first ADAI Lunch & Learn session of the year, Engaging Patients in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Primary Care Team Perspectives on Approaches, Barriers, and Facilitators, January 23, 2024 at 12pm PT! Despite the availability of effective treatment for OUD in many primary care settings, patient engagement in OUD care is variable…

December 21, 2023

New ADAI SOR Training Opportunities in 2024

Upcoming ADAI SOR Trainings

The University of Washington ADAI SOR training team would like to announce two series that are starting back up in the new year! Join us at the SOR Emergency Department and Emerging Approaches to Treating Fentanyl Use Disorder calls.  Emergency Department Call Fourth Tuesdays Jan – Oct | 9-10am PT This quarterly call, facilitated by Chris…

December 7, 2023

New Paper from CERP: Identifying Policy Options to Regulate High Potency Cannabis

New from ADAI: Identifying policy options to regulate high potency cannabis: Multiple stakeholder concept mapping study in Washington State, USA

Citation: Carlini BH, et al. Identifying policy options to regulate high potency cannabis: Multiple stakeholder concept mapping study in Washington State, USA. International Journal of Drug Policy 2024;123:104270. Dr. Beatriz Carlini, Sharon Garrett, and Lexi Nim, of ADAI’s Cannabis Education & Research Program (CERP), have a new paper out that aims to describe and contextualize…

December 6, 2023

ADAI Lunch & Learn: Addressing Stigma Through the Lens of a System’s Change Model (Dec 12, 12pm PT)

ADAI Lunch & Learn: Addressing Stigma Through the Lens of a System's Change Model

Join us on December 12, 2023 (12-1pm PT) for our next Lunch & Learn, featuring Denna Vandersloot, MEd, Co-Director of the Northwest ATTC and the ADAI Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS). Despite wide-spread awareness of the detrimental effects of stigma for individuals facing behavioral health challenges, stigma often remains an intractable problem. The…

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