Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


This training was developed by the University of Washington Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) with funding from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General in grant #A85413. Updates and new content were added in 2017 and in 2020 with support from I-502 funds to the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, University of Washington.

Project Staff:

Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH, Project Director
Senior Research Scientist, ADAI, UW | Author & Planner
Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UW

Sharon Garrett, MPH, MA, Project Director
Research Coordinator, ADAI, UW | Author & Planner

Meg Brunner, MLIS, Web Training Developer
Director of Information Services, ADAI, UW | Planner

Erinn McGraw, BFA, Web Training Developer
Public Information Specialist, ADAI, UW | Planner

CME Chair:

Susan Ferguson, PhD
Director, ADAI, UW | Activity Chair
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW

Content Experts:

Gregory Carter, MD
Medical Director, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute | Presenter & Reviewer
Clinical Instructor, MEDEX, UW

Ben Land, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology Dept, UW | Reviewer

Roger Roffman, DSW
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, UW | Presenter

Dennis Donovan, PhD
Former Director, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, UW
Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW | Presenter

Contributors have indicated that they have no financial relationships to disclose.

We want to acknowledge the help of the following individuals, who tested the training for functionality and reviewed content: Dr. Anthony Floyd, Dr Susan Stoner and Dr. Jason Williams.

Filming and video production was done by Mario Zavaleta and Martha Isabel Sánchez of Latino Northwest Communications.

2014 Original Training

We want to acknowledge the help of the following individuals, who answered our questions about the use of medicinal cannabis in clinical practice, tested the training for functionality, helped collect references and materials for the provider toolkit, or provided feedback and suggestions for improving presentation and flow. Without their help, we could not have completed this project. The final content, and subsequent revisions and updates are the sole responsibility of the main study design team.

  •     Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD
  •     Noreen Balch
  •     Mark Cooke, JD, MS
  •     Leann Chan, MS
  •     Joyful Freeman, RN
  •     Darlene Gabanek, MD
  •     Michelle Ingalsbe, MSW
  •     Simone Javaher, RN, BSN, MPA
  •     Jane Klein – Publisher
  •     Barbara Leigh, PhD
  •     Martina Martin, ARNP
  •     Tina Rowley
  •     Ethan Russo, MD
  •     Gillian Schauer, MPH
  •     Michelle Sexton, ND