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June 17, 2022

ADAI in the News: High THC Concentration Products (Bia Carlini) and Safer Smoking Kits (Caleb Banta-Green)

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High THC Concentration Products are a “Time Bomb” ADAI Research Scientist Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH was interviewed for an article in The Times (UK) about high THC concentration products and how it’s a “time bomb” in terms of its potential effects on the mental health of people who use it. “We are not paying attention…

June 15, 2022

ADAI Job Openings: 2 Continuing Education Coordinators

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ADAI is currently seeking applicants for two open positions. (Want to get notified first whenever we have a position open? Sign up for our ADAI Job Openings mailing list!) Continuing Education Coordinator As a team member of the Center for Community-engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER), the Continuing Education Coordinator will actively contribute to a growing…

June 13, 2022

Webinar June 30: Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

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June 30, 2022 | 11:00am – 12:30pm (PT) | 1.5 CME/CE available | Register here! Please join the Northwest ATTC, the Pacific Southwest ATTC, and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network for our next joint webinar, June 30, 2022 (11am-12:30pm PT). The goal of the ATTC/CTN webinar series is to help…

June 6, 2022

Get Free Naloxone by Mail in WA State

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Do you have naloxone (a.k.a. Narcan) in your first aid kit? This medication is given when an opioid overdose happens and can help save someone’s life. Anyone who uses opioids (even if they are prescribed by a physician) or who has friends or family who do should have naloxone on hand just in case. In…

May 23, 2022

ADAI in the News: How to Keep Loved Ones Safe from Fentanyl (NY Times)

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ADAI Principal Research Scientist Caleb Banta-Green was interviewed by Melinda Wenner Moyer at the New York Times for this piece about how to talk about opioids with your family. Dr. Banta-Green talks about how widely and safely fentanyl is used in hospitals – “most people who have had a day surgery have had fentanyl” –…

May 20, 2022

Webinar June 2: Fentanyl and Opioid Overdose Prescribing for School Personnel

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June 2, 2022 | 1:30-3:00pm PT Presenters: ADAI Continuing Education Specialist Alison Newman, MPH, Sean Hemmerle (WA DOH) and Robyn Smith (King County Behavioral Health & Recovery) This training, sponsored by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), will provide an overview of the prevalence of fentanyl and how it affects the rates…

May 19, 2022

Webinar June 10: Questions and Answers from Patients About Psychedelics for SUDs

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Where Can I Get Psilocybin for My Opioid Use Disorder? A Review of Questions and Answers from Patients About Psychedelics for SUDsJune 10, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm PT This session is the third in ADAI’s quarterly “What’s the Latest” series addressing medications for opioid use disorder. Presented by Mark Duncan, MD, this installment will focus on…

May 13, 2022

New Research: Negative Attitudes About Medications for OUD Among Criminal Legal Staff

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Stigma is a barrier to the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in the criminal legal system, and how staff think about criminal involvement and addiction in general might explain their negative attitudes about medications for OUD (MOUD), such as buprenorphine or methadone, as well. This new paper, coauthored by ADAI Assistant Professor Mandy Owens,…

May 10, 2022

Transforming Our Communities: Sharing Innovations to Reduce Harms for People Who Use Drugs: June 7-8, 2022

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Registration is open for our 3rd annual Transforming Our Communities Gathering, June 7-8, 2022, 8:30am -12:30pm PT. This 2-day virtual event aims to bring a wide range of participants together to understand the perspectives of people who use drugs, understand the importance of equitable access to care and services, build partnerships and connect people within…

May 9, 2022

Why ADAI is Using “Cannabis” Instead of “Marijuana”

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Words matter. And that’s why we’re working to replace the term “marijuana” on ADAI websites and resources with “cannabis,” following the recent passing of Washington State’s HB 1210. This new law makes Washington State a pioneer on removing discriminatory language from cannabis-related official documents in the United States. The term “marijuana” came into popular usage in the U.S….

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