Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Parents/Community Groups

Parent / Community Group

On this page, you’ll find websites and other tools with information and data/statistics of particular relevance to parents, community groups, and the general public.

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Science-Based Information on Trending Topics (ADAI)
Great for: Learning how to prevent, identify, and reverse overdoses from opioids and stimulants; finding naloxone in Washington State. Includes information specifically about fentanyl. (ADAI)
Great for: Learning about opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorder, learning about effective treatment strategies. Includes text and video resources. (ADAI)
Great for: Science-based information for the public about retail and medical cannabis; includes factsheets, FAQ for consumers, pages for parents and teens, video education, and more.

High-THC Concentration Cannabis (ADAI)
Great for: Learning about the health risks and policy concerns related to retail sale of high-THC concentration cannabis products.

Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine)
Great for: Patients and their families looking for a range of reliable, vetted information on health-related aspects of alcohol, tobacco, opioids, cannabis, and other drugs and addiction.

See also: Trending Topics

Prevention Resources

ADAI Clearinghouse
Great for: Finding print and online resources about drugs and alcohol, with a focus on training and prevention. Washington residents can request free print materials. Washington State residents can order print materials in bulk at no charge.

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use (Seattle Children's and UW)
Great for: Advice for Washington State parents concerned about the implications of legalized retail marijuana on kids.

Great for: Print and online prevention and training resources about drugs and alcohol, including many items in Spanish and other languages.

NIDA Publications
Great for: Easy-to-understand, science-based publications for the public, patients, or youth on a range of topics.

NIDA for Teens: Parents Section
Great for: Scientific facts about drugs, parenting skills for prevention of youth use, and how to get help if you think your child has a problem.

See alsoPrevention/Treatment Resources section

Data, Statistics, Trends

Washington State Data & Resources (ADAI)
Great for: Statewide or county-specific data on a variety of substance-related topics. (ADAI)
Great for: Science-based information about cannabis, including some Washington statistics on adult and youth use.

Ask HYS (Healthy Youth Survey)
Great for: Finding substance- and risk-related statistics on Washington youth grades 6, 8, 10, 12.

See alsoData & Statistics section

Other Recommended Resources

Washington Recovery Help Line1-866-789-1511
Great for: 24-hour help and referral for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health issues.

Great for:Confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental peer support for youth ages 13-20. Available evenings 6-10pm only.

Seattle Area Helplines & Treatment Resources (ADAI)
Great for: Listing of local helplines, self-help and recovery resources, treatment organizations, libraries & clearinghouses, key agencies, UW resouces, and more.