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January 6, 2021

Substance Abuse During the Pandemic: How Clinicians Can Help

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ADAI Research Scientist Mandy Owens, PhD, is featured in a recent article in APA’s Monitor on Psychology, talking about the rise in opioid and stimulant use during the pandemic, and how psychologists and clinicians can help. Helping a patient struggling with substance use requires different approaches depending on the type of drug being used. Extending…


January 5, 2021

Webinar, Jan 19: Methamphetamine: Practical Strategies for Harm Reduction and Client Engagement

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January 19, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm PST Methamphetamine use and methamphetamine-involved deaths are increasing in Washington State. This webinar will review current WA State data on methamphetamine use and offer practical strategies to work more effectively with individuals who use methamphetamine, including how to: Understand motivations and patterns of use and how methamphetamine affects behavior Have…


2021 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program – Apply by Feb 12

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Application Deadline: February 12, 2021 The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students from underrepresented populations to substance abuse research through internships with NIDA scientists at universities across the United States. The experience may include laboratory experiments, formal courses, data collection activities, data analysis, patient recruitment, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, literature reviews and library research. Internships include…


Paid Graduate Student Internship with Alcohol Justice – Apply by Jan 15

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Deadline for applications: January 15, 2021 Alcohol Justice, an industry watchdog, is looking for a smart, up-and-coming graduate student interested in economics and public health policy research to join our dynamic team of experts. The intern will be responsible for analyzing and updating their Alcohol Tax Calculator, a tool developed to help hold the alcohol…


October 19, 2020

Resources for Overdose Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The following resources were compiled by Alison Newman, MPH, Continuing Education Specialist at ADAI. Care in Hospital Settings Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: ASAM COVID-19 Task Force Recommendations: Addiction Treatment in Hospital Settings During the COVID-19 Crisis, American Society for Addiction Medicine Overdose Prevention Strategies for Hospitals During COVID-19, December 2020 webinar featuring…


October 12, 2020

Watch the Recording: Peer 2 Peer: Moving from Participant to Partnership in Research and Practice

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Transforming our Communities: Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs (ToC), in partnership with BC CoLab, hosted a presentation and discussion via Zoom on October 1, 2020. The BC CoLab is a collaborative community laboratory on substance use and harm reduction. In the presentation, speakers shared experiences from several initiatives in which people who use drugs are partners in…


September 29, 2020

Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute (Seattle) Seeking 2 Research Associates

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Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), part of the NIDA CTN’s Health Systems Node, is seeking 2 full-time Master’s or PhD-level research scientists (Research Associate II or III) to collaborate on addiction- and pain-related research in health care settings. Competitive applicants will be interested in devoting 100% of research time to working on fast-moving teams led by…


August 24, 2020

Telehealth Not Reaching Key Groups Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder

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As COVID-19 cases continue to appear across the country, so too do opioid overdose deaths, with more than 40 states reporting recent increases in opioid-related mortality. While telehealth has been rapidly implemented and hailed as a way to provide safe care, it doesn’t seem to be working for all of those in need. ADAI Principal…


New Publications from ADAI Researchers

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Here’s a sampling of recent articles published by ADAI researchers. For more, visit our Publications & Reports page. Need help finding a copy? Copy and paste the citation into an email and send to Meg Brunner, MLIS, Director of Information Services: meganw@uw.edu. Interest in reducing methamphetamine and opioid use among syringe services program participants in…


June 5, 2020

ADAI Stands in Solidarity with Our Black Colleagues, Partners, Friends, and Community Members

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George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Charleena Lyles. Manuel Ellis. And countless others. Say their names. In the wake of the many Black lives lost to police violence and racism, we stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, partners, friends, and community members. Racism, including unequal access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity, as well…



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