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September 1, 2022

Recovery is Health, Health is Recovery: Webinar Series This September

Photo of tiny plant growing up through soil and text Recovery is Health, Health is Recovery. Lunch & Learn Webinar Series, September 7-22, 2022

September is National Recovery Month, which celebrates those in recovery from substance use disorders and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for those in need. In addition, Recovery Month also provides an opportunity to spread awareness and education to the community. Throughout the month of September, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare in…


August 30, 2022

Webinar: Washington State Overdose Death Trends, Sept. 20, 12pm PT

Upcoming ADAI Event: WA State Overdose Death Trends: September 20, 2022, 12-1pm PT

Join ADAI’s Dr. Caleb Banta-Green (Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER)) on September 20, 2022 (12-1pm PT) for a webinar about overdose death trends, including fentanyl, in Washington State. Dr. Banta-Green will discuss: Current overdose death trends in Washington What substances are involved in overdose Fentanyl basics and key points of community…


August 25, 2022

ADAI’s “Meds First” Study Highlighted in Seattle Times Editorial

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An editorial by the Seattle Times on August 25, 2022 featured information about the community-based “Meds First” buprenorphine study led by the UW Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER) at ADAI. The editorial begins by describing last year’s new law (SB 5476) making drug possession a misdemeanor and requiring police to divert…


Opioid Overdose Prevention Webinar (Aug 31, 10am PT)

We need to talk about overdose. August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, an opportunity for us to talk about and learn how to prevent overdose in our communities. To help us start that conversation, ADAI/CEDEER‘s Alison Newman, MPH is going to be presenting a webinar for the Northwest MHTTC about opioid and stimulant overdose prevention on August 31, 2022 from…


August 22, 2022

The Fentanyl Crisis: How to Keep Loved Ones Safe (Sept 13, Gonzaga U., Spokane)

The Fentanyl Crisis: How to Keep Loved Ones Safe. Sept 13, 2022, 6pm Gonzaga Univ, Spokane

September 13, 2022, 6-8pm PTBallroom, John J. Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WAThis event is being recorded — if you register and can’t attend, you’ll be sent a link to access the recording. Drug overdose deaths have reached record highs in the U.S., among teens and adults. One drug that is 50 times stronger than…


August 18, 2022

Apply for an ADAI Small Grant!

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The Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) works to stimulate and facilitate UW research on alcohol and drug use and addiction through its Small Grants Program, which awards funds to UW researchers (faculty and research scientists or mentored pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows) for pilot studies and developmental research. Applications are now being accepted! Deadline:…


August 17, 2022

ADAI Virtual Training: Seeing & Interacting with Trauma – Sept 14 & 21

Upcoming ADAI Event

ADAI is hosting a 2-day training this September about trauma. REGISTER HERE. The two sessions build on each other and will provide attendees with the opportunity to: Understand how common trauma is and how to recognize it. Learn how our own experience and past trauma influence interactions with clients. Learn skills to interact effectively with…


August 10, 2022

ADAI Job Opening: Program Operations Specialist with CEDEER

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Come work for a great team that does the kind of work that truly makes a difference! The ADAI Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER) has an open position for a Program Operations Specialist to assist with their “Community Drug Checking to Prevent Overdose Project.” The goal of this project is to…


August 3, 2022

Overdose Prevention, Harm Reduction, & Treatment – Webinar Series August 8-19

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The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) is hosting a webinar and social media series this month on Overdose Prevention, Harm Reduction, & Treatment, August 8-19th. Through presentations from staff at the WAPC and experts from a range of other organizations, including ADAI, the series will explore unintentional and intentional factors that can lead to overdose, how…


August 2, 2022

Cannabis-Related Calls to the WA Poison Center, 2017-2021

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The Washington Poison Center (WPC) receives calls for help about people who used a substance and experienced negative reactions. An increase in poison center calls for cannabis consumption has been documented in legalized states since 2014, including Washington. Given this increase and the diversification of legalized cannabis products, poison centers began collecting more information on…



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