Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


October 22, 2020

WATCH: Overdose Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This month at ADAI partnered with the King County Recovery Coalition, Washington Department of Health, Public Health-Seattle & King County, and a few WA State syringe exchange partners to host a webinar: Overdose Response During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Webinar topics included: Why overdose risk may be higher during the pandemic, statewide data on overdose deaths and trends,…

August 27, 2020

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

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Monday, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to remember those we’ve lost to overdose. The goal of this day is to raise awareness of overdose deaths, and increase understanding of how to respond to overdose at an individual and community level. This email includes: resources for Overdose Awareness Day, upcoming webinars of interest,…

July 21, 2020

Webinar July 28: Decarceration and Connection to Care

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ADAI’s Dr. Caleb Banta-Green will be part of a 3-person panel discussion on July 28th (12-1:30pm EDT) about decarceration and connection to care. Sponsored by the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, this webinar is part 4 of their “Applying the Evidence” series on jails and prisons as critical intervention…

July 16, 2020

Transforming Our Communities Summit Videos Now Available!

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On June 22 and July 7, the Center for Drug Safety and Services Education at ADAI hosted a two-part, FREE virtual summit to bring people together to improve health, equity, and justice for people who use drugs. The summit, titled Transforming Our Communities: Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs, had the following goals: Increase understanding of the perspectives of…

May 28, 2020

Webinar: Can Budtenders Be Cannabis Health Risks Educators? (Recording Available)

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On June 15, 2020, Dr. Bia Carlini from ADAI presented a webinar describing the findings of a series of focus groups conducted in King County that explore how cannabis retail workers, “budtenders,” perceive their potential role as health risks educators. Presented by the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Prevention Works Seattle, and the Kitsap…

May 1, 2020

Fundamentals of Telemental Health: 6-Week Series Starting May 12 (Northwest ATTC)

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Join the Northwest ATTC for a 6-week online series, Fundamentals of Telemental Health, presented by Sara Smucker Barnwell, PhD, Cilnical Psychologist. The series will feature 6 weekly 2-hour webinars (5-7pm PT every Tuesday starting May 12). Register once, then attend any of the sessions that interest you! May 12: Introduction to Telemental Health May 19:…

February 14, 2020

Cannabis Equity Forum, Seattle, Feb. 22

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The City of Seattle is hosting a Cannabis Equity Forum on February 22nd (10am-12pm) at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. They will be sharing preliminary information from a review of the disparate racial impacts of the criminalization and legalization of cannabis, as well as providing an opportunity to hear from the community about their…

July 26, 2019

Methamphetamine in Washington State Symposium, June 2019

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The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute brought together more than 130 state policy makers, researchers, and leaders in behavioral health, health care, and social services for a symposium on Methamphetamine in Washington: Informing Policy and Research, held June 28, 2019 on the University of Washington campus. The conference began with two individuals who have lived…

March 11, 2019

Upcoming Addiction Conferences in the Pacific NW Region

Inspiring Innovations: Behavioral Health Workforce SummitApril 3, 2019 – Spokane, WAApril 5, 2019 – Seattle, WA The UW Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI), the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center, and the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) are sponsoring summits to explore opportunities for creating academic and industry partnerships to train the workforce of the future — a…

January 25, 2019

21st Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference, March 7-8, 2019 in Everett, WA

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The largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference provides the latest innovations and scientific developments in Addiction Medicine. Nationally and locally recognized experts will deliver the evidence- and case-based information that is necessary for providers to enhance their proficiency in diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with substance use…

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