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November 4, 2022

ADAI Hiring for 3 Open Positions!

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ADAI is currently recruiting for 3 open positions! Here’s the information: Administrative Assistant (60% FTE) Update: this position has closed! This position supports the administrative staff, research scientists, faculty, and the information team at ADAI with a range of tasks, including general administrative assignments, scheduling meetings, contributing to written materials and web page content, helping…


November 1, 2022

ADAI Lunch & Learn: Improving Interactions Between Law Enforcement and People Who Use Substances (Nov 16, 12pm)

ADAI Lunch & Learn Series

Please join us on November 16 (12-1pm PT) for our next ADAI Lunch & Learn session, featuring ADAI Assistant Professor Mandy Owens, PhD. In this talk, Dr. Owens will introduce and provide updates on two ongoing projects with law enforcement: a) developing training content on substance use disorders for the statewide basic law enforcement academy,…


ADAI’s Bia Carlini, PhD Interviewed on Q13 About High-THC Cannabis Products

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Acting Associate Professor Beatriz Carlini, PhD, director of ADAI’s Cannabis Education & Research Program (CERP), was recently interviewed for Q13 FOX about the health risks of high-THC cannabis products. Dr. Carlini talks in the video about how cannabis legalization brought new jobs and less criminalization of individuals, both good things, but that the market has…


October 27, 2022

Webinar: Drug Trends (Nov. 16, 12pm PT)

Upcoming ADAI Event: Washington State Drug Trends. November 16, 2022, 12-1pm PT

ADAI is offering a 4-part quarterly webinar series covering the latest topics on treating opioid use disorder and related subjects in Washington State. These virtual 60-minute sessions can support you in developing your skills to work with patients who have opioid use disorder. The first presentation, Drug Trends, will be presented by Caleb Banta-Green, PhD,…


October 24, 2022

Learn How You Can Get Involved in Addiction Research at the 2022 ADAI Research Open House, Nov. 2, 6:30pm PT

ADAI Research Open House

Interested in learning about how you can get involved in alcohol, drugs, and addiction research? Join us on November 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00pm PT) for our next virtual research open house! This virtual event is open to anyone, including high schoolers and community members, who are interested in (1) simply learning more about ongoing substance use…


October 19, 2022

ADAI IS HIRING! Administrative Assistant (60% FTE)

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UPDATE: This position has closed! The Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute in the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (School of Medicine) is seeking a 60% FTE Administrative Assistant! This position supports the administrative staff, research scientists, faculty, and the information team at ADAI with a range of tasks, including general administrative assignments, scheduling…


October 18, 2022

Virtual Training More Cost-Effective Than In-Person Training for Contingency Management

Picture of man looking at laptop screen with text NEW ADAI Research: Virtual training more cost-effective than in-person for contingency management

Contingency management (CM) is an evidence-based practice that uses behavioral reinforcement, like rewards, to shape client behavior toward a treatment goal, such as attending counseling sessions or abstinence. The intervention has been studied extensively in addiction treatment settings for half a century and found reliably effective in treatment of both opioid use disorder and methamphetamine…


October 13, 2022

ADAI’s Dr. Susan Stoner Appointed as Holder Ann Streissguth Endowed Professorship in FASD

Photo of Dr. Stoner and text Congratulations to Dr Susan Stoner, holder of the Ann Streissguth Endowed Professorship in FASD. ADAI and UW Psychiatry logos

In 1973, UW pediatricians Kenneth L. Jones, David W. Smith, and Christy Ulleland, along with psychologist Ann Streissguth, published a landmark study of 8 children born with serious disabilities and a specific pattern of birth defects that could only have been caused during gestational development – all 8 had alcoholic mothers. Jones and Smith named…


October 12, 2022

CEDEER Webinar: Learn About Naloxone Vending Machines (Nov 2, 1-2pm PT)

Naloxone Vending Machine, ADAI CEDEER webinar, November 2, 1-2pm PT

Naloxone vending machines are an innovative way to prevent overdose deaths. In this panel hosted by the ADAI Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER), Joseph Hunter from the North Central Accountable Communities of Health and Thea Oliphant-Wells with Public Health-Seattle & King County will talk about their processes for setting up naloxone vending machines in their communities….


October 5, 2022

Webinar Oct 17 (10am PT): Low-Threshold Buprenorphine: Opportunities and Challenges

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ADAI Acting Professor Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW will bringing his expertise on health services research and clinical intervention development to this upcoming webinar about low-threshold buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Low-Threshold Buprenorphine: Opportunities and ChallengesOctober 17, 2022 | 10am-12pm PT (1-3pm ET)Register here Low-threshold…



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