Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


August 18, 2023

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…

August 13, 2023

Introduction to Substance Use Disorder: Assessment and Treatment (Sept 19 & 26, 5-7pm) – CME available!

Upcoming CEDEER Event Introduction to Substance Use Disorder: Assessment and Treatment

This two-part series will be geared to providers who are new or would like an update on helping people with the spectrum of both alcohol and opioid use problems.  The training will count for four of the eight hours of SUD training now mandated for all providers by the DEA. Focusing on practical and evidence-based approaches…

June 14, 2023

New Report & Webinar: Unmet Needs, Complex Motivations, and Ideal Care for People Using Fentanyl in WA State

New ADAI Report

In Fall 2022, the CEDEER Team conducted interviews with 30 WA State syringe services participants who use fentanyl. The purpose of these interviews was to better understand people’s motivations for using fentanyl and what ideal care would look like for them.  What did we learn? Want to learn more?

May 23, 2023

Transforming Our Communities Annual Gathering (June 27-28): Registration is OPEN!

Transforming Our Comunities June 27-28, 2023. Virtual presentations, in-person gatherings

Registration is now open for this year’s Transforming Our Communities gathering, to be held virtually and in-person on June 27-28, 2023! This annual 2-day event aims to bring diverse participants together to understand the perspectives of people who use drugs, understand the importance of equitable access to care and services, build partnerships and connect people…

April 24, 2023

Lunch & Learn: Building Inclusive Data Visualizations [From Data Collection to Presentation of Results] (May 16, 12pm PT)

ADAI Lunch & Learn Series

Join ADAI for our next Lunch & Learn session, may 16, 2023 (12-1pm PT) this time featuring UW Data Visualization Librarian Negeen Aghassibake on inclusive data visualization for any type of research or information. This session will bring forward questions about visualizing data with inclusion as a primary value and push against established best practices. This session…

April 6, 2023

Webinar: Harm Reduction: Past, Present & Future (April 12, 12pm PT)

Photo of presenter Paul LaKosky with repeat of title, date, and time of webinar

This event has passed. Find the recording below. Join the Northwest ATTC on April 12, 2023 (12-1pm PT) for our next webinar: Harm Reduction: Past, Present & Future, presented by Paul LaKosky, PhD (Executive Director of Dave Purchase Project, Tacoma, WA). In this session, Dr. LaKosky will present a brief, admittedly incomplete, description of the…

March 28, 2023

Recording available: ADAI Lunch & Learn: Addressing the Risks of High THC Cannabis (now on April 20, 12pm PT)

Addressing the Risks of High-THC Cannabis: The Public Health and Legislative Saga Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, Sharon Garrett, MA, MPH, Lexi Nims, BA (ADAI Cannabis Education & Research Program) April 20, 2023 | 12-1pm PT

This event has passed. Find the recording below. Join us on April 20, 2023 (12-1pm PT) for our next ADAI Lunch & Learn: Addressing the Risks of High-THC Cannabis: The Public Health and Legislative Saga Presenters: Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, Sharon Garrett, MA, MPH, Lexi Nims, BA (ADAI Cannabis Education & Research Program) With cannabis…

March 24, 2023

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Fentanyl Epidemic Townhall, March 23, 6pm (in-person & virtual)

Fentanyl epidemic townhall. Get the facts, End the stigma. Take action.

March 23, 2023 | 6-7:30pm PT | View recordingPacific Northwest University, Butler-Haney Hall 200 University Parkway Yakima, WA 98901 Hear directly from experts in Washington State as they share their role in preventing fentanyl overdose. Drug overdose is a growing public health crisis in Yakima County. In 2021, 98 sons, daughters, wives, husbands — community members…

March 14, 2023

Virtual Tour of Syringe Services Programs, March 29 (12-1pm PT)

Virtual Tour of SSPs in Washington State, March 29, 2023, 12-1pm PT

Join us to take a virtual tour of syringe services programs in Washington State! Wednesday, March 29th 12-1pm PT Curious what a syringe services program looks like and what they do? Here’s your chance to visit the SSPs in Tacoma, Centralia, and Walla Walla on a virtual tour of their mobile and indoor sites. Walk…

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