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December 21, 2022

Taking Stock of WA State’s Decade of Legal Cannabis (KUOW, featuring ADAI’s Beatriz Carlini)

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In this piece, KUOW’s Amy Radil provides information about the path legal cannabis has taken in Washington over the last 10 years and where it appears to be headed in the future. ADAI Director of the Cannabis Education & Research Program, Dr. Beatriz Carlini, is featured in the article, taking about risks associated with use…

December 1, 2022

Substance Use is a Health Issue, Not a Legal One – Op-Ed in the Seattle Times by Dr. Caleb Banta-Green

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See also: December 2, 2022 KUOW interview with Dr. Banta-Green about the ongoing rise in fentanyl-related deaths and need for treatment options. ADAI Acting Professor Caleb Banta-Green, PhD authored an opinion piece published in the Seattle Times on November 30, 2022 urging the Washington State Legislature and governor to act on recommendations made by the…

November 10, 2022

Looking for ADAI Events?

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Looking for upcoming events hosted by the UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute? You can find our events a few different ways: Subscribe to the ADAI News & Events blog (this!) and get notices about events hosted by ADAI and its various centers and teams (CEDEER, CAAHS and the Northwest ATTC, CERP, CTN, and more!),…

November 4, 2022

How Can We Solve King County’s Fentanyl Problem? Seattle Met Article Feat. Caleb Banta-Green

Seattle Met: How Can We Solve King County's Fentanyl Problem?

Seattle Met magazine has two new stories about fentanyl in King County, both by Angela Cabotaje. The first, “How Can We Solve King County’s Fentanyl Problem?,” features ADAI Acting Professor Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, describing the impact pharmaceutical companies had on the opioid overdose crisis, and the innovative program Bupe Pathways, which is helping…

November 1, 2022

ADAI’s Bia Carlini, PhD Interviewed on Q13 About High-THC Cannabis Products

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Acting Associate Professor Beatriz Carlini, PhD, director of ADAI’s Cannabis Education & Research Program (CERP), was recently interviewed for Q13 FOX about the health risks of high-THC cannabis products. Dr. Carlini talks in the video about how cannabis legalization brought new jobs and less criminalization of individuals, both good things, but that the market has…

October 13, 2022

ADAI’s Dr. Susan Stoner Appointed as Holder Ann Streissguth Endowed Professorship in FASD

Photo of Dr. Stoner and text Congratulations to Dr Susan Stoner, holder of the Ann Streissguth Endowed Professorship in FASD. ADAI and UW Psychiatry logos

In 1973, UW pediatricians Kenneth L. Jones, David W. Smith, and Christy Ulleland, along with psychologist Ann Streissguth, published a landmark study of 8 children born with serious disabilities and a specific pattern of birth defects that could only have been caused during gestational development – all 8 had alcoholic mothers. Jones and Smith named…

October 5, 2022

ADAI in the News: Dr. Beatriz Carlini’s Work on High-THC Cannabis Profiled in the Seattle Times

Image of "shatter" cannabis product with cannabis leaf resting at side and text Researchers warn of mental health risks of high-potency cannabis, Seattle Times, Oct 4, 2022

Seattle Times reporter Hannah Furfaro attended our recent ADAI Symposium on High-THC Cannabis in Legal Regulated Markets, then spoke to the Director of ADAI’s Cannabis Education & Research Project (CERP), Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, as well as several other presenters at the symposium, for this article in the Seattle Times: Researchers warn of mental health…

June 29, 2022

New Look for!

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ADAI and the CEDEER team are excited to launch a new version of our website, Check out the webpage and let us know what you think! Features of the new site include: Improved navigation and organization Better accessibility Translation into 20 different languages (by Google Translate) The redesign work was done by Heather Larson at Day…

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 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. Additionally,…

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