Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


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

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…

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)

Interested in opportunities to help with substance use and addiction research?

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,…

September 30, 2021

Webinar October 27: Attitudes & Stigma Around Addiction

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Join the Northwest ATTC (based at ADAI), the Pacific Southwest ATTC, and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network on October 27, 2021 (11:00am – 12:30pm) for their latest joint webinar: Attitudes & Stigma Around Addiction. In this session, John Kelly, PhD, ABPP of Harvard University will discuss the fundamental causes of stigma and…

September 24, 2021

Virtual Event: Addressing Substance Use Disorder – The Path Forward (Oct. 12)

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October 12, 2021, 8:30am-4pm PTTickets: $35-50Purchase tickets here This one-day informative and educational virtual conference is being hosted by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) and will feature presentations from ADAI Principal Research Scientist Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, Dr. Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC of the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr….

September 7, 2021

Webinar: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Risk: What is Safety? (Sept. 29, 12pm PT)

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September is Suicide Prevention Month. In the U.S., firearm-related suicides account for almost half of suicide deaths and for most fatal firearm injuries. In clinical settings, lethal means counseling has been proposed as a way of addressing this risk.  Implementation efforts, however, have been accompanied by growing awareness of a “culture gap” between clinicians with…

September 1, 2021

September is National Recovery Month

Each September, National Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every…

August 31, 2021

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

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2021 was a challenging year, one where overdose deaths rose dramatically in WA State and nationwide. Each of those deaths represents a friend, family member, or member of our community. Every August 31, the International Overdose Awareness Day campaign works to end overdose, reduce stigma of drug-related death, and acknowledge the grief of family and friends left…

August 10, 2021

Webinar: Problem Gambling 101 (Aug 18, 12pm)

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Join the Northwest ATTC on Wednesday, August 18 (12-1pm PT) for their next webinar: Problem Gambling 101, featuring presenters Tana Russell and Maureen Greeley, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling.  This session will offer a broad overview of problem gambling and its impacts. It will include an overview of gambling, recreational gambling, problem gambling, and Gambling…

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