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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…

Webinar Dec. 1: Becoming a Harm Reductionist

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Join the Northwest ATTC for their next webinar on December 1, 2021 (12pm – 1pm PT)! Presenter: Callan Fockele, MD, a physician and population health research fellow at Harborview Medical Center. She works clinically in the emergency department (ED) and permanent supportive housing. She studies the social determinants of health, with a focus on addiction…

November 16, 2021

Introducing ADAI’s New Podcast, “Drug Talk: Where Addiction Research Meets Human Experience”

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“Drug Talk” is a new podcast created and produced at ADAI (UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences). It brings together information from addiction research and experiences from people in the know: people who use drugs, care providers, and professionals.  In this first-ever Drug Talk episode, host Michelle Peavy (UW ADAI) talks to Paul Barry, LICSW (UW Aims…

October 29, 2021

Webinar: What’s Up with Drugs? (Nov. 17, 12pm PT)

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ADAI is offering a four-part quarterly webinar series covering the latest topics on treating opioid use disorder and related topics in Washington State. These virtual 60-minute didactic trainings will provide content to support you in developing your skills to work with patients on MOUD. The first presentation, What’s Up With Drugs with Caleb Banta-Green, PhD,…

October 27, 2021

UW Substance Use Research Open House, Nov. 3 (6:30pm)

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Interested in opportunities to help with substance use and addiction research? You are invited to a virtual research open house Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 6:30-8:00pm which will consist of presentations by faculty and students from multiple research centers at the University of Washington. No prior research experience is needed! Faculty and students will share their research experiences,…

October 21, 2021

New Report: Perspectives of People Who Use Methamphetamine on Reducing or Stopping Their Use

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In spring 2021, Sierra Teadt, MPH(c) and Alison Newman, MPH interviewed 27 syringe services program participants who use methamphetamine. They learned more about why people use, their interest in reducing or stopping their methamphetamine use, and what services might help them improve their health and quality of life. The interviews revealed that most participants saw…

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