Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Publications


May 6, 2024

Two New Reports from ADAI CEDEER: Kratom and Contingency Management

Stack of 3 binders with New ADAI Report on the spines

ADAI’s Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology, and Research (CEDEER) has two new reports out this week! Kratom: What do we know about its use, safety, and overdose risk? Mandy Sladky, MSN, RN, CARN, and Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW Kratom is a psychoactive substance made from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree that…


April 22, 2024

Results from the 2023 WA State Syringe Services Program Health Survey

New from ADAI: Results from the 2023 WA Syringe Services Program Health Survey

Involving people who use drugs in meaningful ways to design and deliver the services offered to them is important. People who use drugs have clear preferences, insights, and innovative ideas for service models and are eager to share their perspectives when given genuine opportunities for input and involvement. To capture some of that vital information,…


February 29, 2024

New Research: Pharmacists Who Participated in the Respond to Prevent Intervention to Accelerate Provision of Harm Reduction Materials

New Research: I go out of my way to give them an extra smile now

Citation: Irwin AN, et al. “I go out of my way to give them an extra smile now:” A study of pharmacists who participated in Respond to Prevent, a community pharmacy intervention to accelerate provision of harm reduction materials. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2024 (in press). Community pharmacies are well-positioned to improve the…


February 27, 2024

New ADAI Publication: ER Utilization and Meth Overdose Symptoms Among Syringe Services Program Participants in WA

New ADAI publication

Citation: Noah D. Frank, Caleb J. Banta-Green, Brandon L. Guthrie, Susan Kingston, Joe Tinsley, Lauren Whiteside & Sara N. Glick. Emergency Room Utilization and Methamphetamine Overdose Symptoms Among Syringe Services Program Participants in Washington State. Subst Use & Misuse 2024 (in press). This new study co-authored by Caleb Banta-Green and Susan Kingston of ADAI’s CEDEER…


February 5, 2024

New from ADAI: Threat, Distract, and Discredit: Cannabis Industry Rhetoric to Defeat Regulation of High THC Cannabis Products in WA

New from ADAI: Threat, Distract, and Discredit. Carlini BH et al.

Citation: Carlini BH, Kellum LB, Garrett SB, Nims LN. Threat, distract, and discredit: Cannabis industry rhetoric to defeat regulation of high THC cannabis products in Washington State, USA. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 2024 (in press). doi: 10.15288/jsad.23-00277 Cannabis industry actors have adopted several arguments used by alcohol, pharmaceutical, food, and tobacco industry…


January 17, 2024

New from ADAI: Food Hardship as a Strong Predictor of Tobacco and Cannabis Use by WA Youth

New from ADAI: paper about food hardship and tobacco/cannabis use among WA youth

Citation: Harwick RM, Carlini BH, Williams JR. Food hardship as a strong predictor of tobacco and cannabis use among youth in WA state. Children and Youth Services Review 2024;157:107427. (free link, available through March 4) This brief report from ADAI researchers Robin Harwick, PhD, MS, Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, and Jason Williams, PhD, examines data…


December 7, 2023

New Paper from CERP: Identifying Policy Options to Regulate High Potency Cannabis

New from ADAI: Identifying policy options to regulate high potency cannabis: Multiple stakeholder concept mapping study in Washington State, USA

Citation: Carlini BH, et al. Identifying policy options to regulate high potency cannabis: Multiple stakeholder concept mapping study in Washington State, USA. International Journal of Drug Policy 2024;123:104270. Dr. Beatriz Carlini, Sharon Garrett, and Lexi Nim, of ADAI’s Cannabis Education & Research Program (CERP), have a new paper out that aims to describe and contextualize…


November 27, 2023

NEW ADAI Brief: The Use and Impact of Community Drug Checking Services

New ADAI Report: Use and Impact of Community Drug Checking Services

How to cite the new ADAI Brief: Kingston S, Biamont B, Banta-Green C, WA State Community Drug Checking Network. The Use and Impact of Community Drug Checking Services. Seattle, WA: Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, November 2023. Drug checking services (DCS) provide ways…


August 18, 2023

New ADAI Report: The Status of MOUD Provision in Washington State Jails, 2021

New ADAI Report: The Status of MOUD Provision in Washington State Jails, 2021

ADAI has a new report out, authored by Mandy Owens, PhD (UW ADAI), Addy Borges, MPH (UW Dept of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing), John McGrath (WA Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs), and Marc F. Stern, MD, MPH (UW Dept of Health Systems and Population Health). Individuals releasing from incarceration are at an…


June 14, 2023

New Report & Webinar: Unmet Needs, Complex Motivations, and Ideal Care for People Using Fentanyl in WA State

New ADAI Report

In Fall 2022, the CEDEER Team conducted interviews with 30 WA State syringe services participants who use fentanyl. The purpose of these interviews was to better understand people’s motivations for using fentanyl and what ideal care would look like for them.  What did we learn? Want to learn more?



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