Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


June 22, 2021

New ADAI Research Briefs Related to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Group Counseling and Supporting Adolescents

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ADAI Research Scientists K. Michelle Peavy and Caleb Banta-Green recently completed two new ADAI Research Briefs, both related to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Group Counseling for People in Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder This brief looks at how group counseling can be adapted to work with OUD treatment models where medications play…

May 26, 2021

New Study: Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Underused in Washington State

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Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a major concern in the United States. Treatment medications like methadone and buprenorphine have been found to be effective at improving functioning and reducing deaths, with longer treatment periods leading to better outcomes for health issues, quality of life, employment, and more. Because people do better when they stay on…

May 4, 2021

Learn About Opioid and Stimulant Use in Two New ADAI Briefs

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ADAI recently published two new research briefs, both about opioid and stimulant use, and both written by ADAI researchers K. Michelle Peavy, PhD, Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, and Mandy Owens, PhD. Opioids and Stimulants: What Are They and How Are People Using Them? This 9-page report: examines the combined opioid/stimulant picture; reviews opioid and…

March 30, 2021

The Potential Role of “Budtenders” in Responsible Use Education with Adult Cannabis Consumers

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Cannabis legalization in Washington State dramatically increased the availability, use, and potency of cannabis products for adults 21 and older. Public health education promoting safe use for adult consumers has lagged behind these trends. Cannabis retail workers (“budtenders”) help customers select products and are knowledgeable about the store’s inventory. Those helping customers with medicinal cannabis…

March 1, 2021

New Methamphetamine Overdose Materials & Report

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ADAI and have several new materials available related to methamphetamine overdose and overamping. Report: Acute Consequences of Methamphetamine Use Among Participants of Syringe Services Programs Drug overdose deaths involving methamphetamine have risen over 600% in the last decade. The 2019 Washington State Syringe Exchange Health Survey asked syringe services program participants about nonfatal, acute consequences of…

February 4, 2021

ADAI’s Marijuana Research, Outreach, and Education Work, 2019-2021

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The ADAI Cannabis Workgroup carries out research, outreach, and education projects that respond to emerging needs of Washingtonians in the context of legalized cannabis, with the goal of helping agencies, policymakers, and individuals make decisions and set priorities. Our 2019-2021 Interim Marijuana Research Report describes the studies, collaborative work, and information products completed during the 2019-2021 biennium…

August 24, 2020

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: Interest in reducing methamphetamine and opioid use among syringe services program participants in…

April 10, 2020

WA State Syringe Exchange Health Survey, 2019 Results

ADAI, in partnership with Public Health-Seattle & King County, has published the latest biennial survey of people who inject illicit drugs in the state of Washington. The results of the survey provide important findings for policy makers, particularly as the world struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Syringe Exchange Health Survey, by…

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