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October 13, 2021

Now Hiring: 50% FTE Program Evaluator for PCAP

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The UW Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a part-time (50%) Research Scientist to do program evaluation for the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI).   The primary role of the Program Evaluator is to collect and analyze data from program participants and staff to generate…

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 20, 2021

Opioid Overdose Brochure Now Available in 23 Languages!

Cover of the Opioid Overdose brochure showing several different languages, a project with ADAI’s Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology, and Research (CEDEER), offers a range of resources focused on preventing deaths from overdose. One of their most-used materials is their Opioid Overdose brochure, which provides information about opioids, overdose risks, and what to do if someone is overdosing. The brochure was originally only…

September 13, 2021

College Students Report Record-High Cannabis Use, Record-Low Alcohol Use in 2020 (Washington Post)

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A newly released study from Monitoring the Future found that nearly half of the country’s college-age students said they consumed marijuana last year, leading researchers to wonder whether the pandemic may have spurred the record in cannabis consumption, the Washington Post reported. ADAI Research Scientist Susan Stoner, PhD, says in Post article that in places…

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…

August 6, 2021

Cannabis Sales in WA, OR, AK, and CO Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cannabis sales in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington increased more during the COVID-19 pandemic than in the previous two years, according to this new study in the International Journal of Drug Policy from ADAI research scientist Gillian Schauer and colleagues – the first study to document changes in U.S. cannabis sales data during the pandemic….

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