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May 4, 2022

New from ADAI: Using Alcohol & Cannabis Simultaneously More Harmful for Youth Than Use of Either Alone

New from CSHRB & ADAI: Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use among young adults: A scoping review...

Using alcohol and cannabis simultaneously – taking them at the same time to generate overlapping effects – produces greater negative consequences than use of either substance alone, according to this new scoping review published in Alcohol Research: Current Reviews. For this review, researchers from the UW Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors…


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The Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER) group at ADAI joins research with the “real-world” to generate innovative, evidence-based, and person-centered responses to the use of opioids, stimulants and other illicit substances. The group works to collect and share knowledge gained from research, local data, clinical expertise, and personal lived experiences of…


May 2, 2022

ADAI in the News: High-Potency Cannabis a Concern in WA and CO

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ADAI cannabis expert Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH was interviewed for a national NBC News article exploring the impact of high-THC concentration products in states that have legalized cannabis for retail sale, like Washington and Colorado. Dr. Carlini, who was part of a team of UW and WSU researchers who put together a consensus statement and…


April 27, 2022

New from ADAI: Policy Codesign Method Effective for Development of Jail-Based Re-Entry Program for Adults with OUD

This new paper, by ADAI Assistant Professor Mandy Owens and colleagues, reports on the use of a policy codesign process to develop a jail-based re-entry program for adults with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a rural county in the U.S. Researchers hoped that the codesign process, which included folks from the jail, local health department,…


April 21, 2022

Webinar: Harm Reduction in Rural Alaska (April 27, 12-1pm PT)

Harm Reduction in Rural Alaska April 27, 2022, 12-1pm PT

Interested in learning more about harm reduction in rural communities? Join the Northwest ATTC for their next webinar, Harm Reduction in Rural Alaska, April 27, 2022 (12-1pm PT). Register here! Dr. Sarah Spencer, a physician specializing in family and addiction medicine, will talk about her experience providing treatment for opioid use disorder in rural Alaska…


April 20, 2022

New Research: Social Equity Impact of Location of Licensed & Unlicensed Cannabis Outlets in LA County

New ADAI Research with map of LA County and title of paper

Many states that have legalized retail sale of cannabis have been adding social equity provisions to try to redress inequities experienced by low-income and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who have been disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. Los Angeles County (LA) has taken the approach of increasing cannabis outlet licensure and employment for…


April 19, 2022

New Guide for Friends/Family: How to Ask If They’re Getting Addicted

How to Ask if They're Getting Addicted. K. Michelle Peavy, PhD. PSYCHE

Worried about someone’s drinking or drug use, but not sure what to say? This new guide in Psyche, written by ADAI research scientist K. Michelle Peavy, PhD, describes a counseling approach that can help: Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Counseling (CRAFT). Many people who want to talk with someone about their drinking or drug use…


April 6, 2022

ADAI Report: Methadone: An Old Medication with Untapped Potential

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Learn about methadone, a medication long used in the U.S. as a treatment for opioid use disorder, in this new report, Methadone: An Old Medication with Untapped Potential, by ADAI research scientists K. Michelle Peavy, PhD and Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW. The report explains what methadone is and how it works, as well as…


March 30, 2022

New ADAI Research: Cannabis Store Location and Advertising Influences Use by Oregon Youth

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This new paper in Health and Place, led by Caislin Firth and in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority, looks at the impact of retail cannabis store location and exposure to cannabis advertising on youth cannabis use. The project was partially funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse awarded to co-author Julia Dilley and the Horowitz Foundation…


March 21, 2022

Job Posting: Research Study Coordinator 1 (Harborview Medical Center)

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The Department of Emergency Medicine at Harborview Medical Center has a full-time opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 1 (RSC1). This position is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in the medical sciences to gain experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. This individual will lead in the on-site administration of a NIDA-funded multi-site study investigating opioid…



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