Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


Prevention and Treatment

On this page, you’ll find websites and other tools you can use to find information related to prevention and treatment for substance use disorders in Washington State.

Got a resource to suggest? Email Meg Brunner at

Databases and Collections

Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database (ADAI)
Great for: Clinicians and researchers looking for instruments used for screening/assessment of substance use and mental health. 

ADAI Clearinghouse
Great for: Free print and online resources about drugs and alcohol, with a focus on training and prevention. Washington State residents can order print materials in bulk at no charge. Take our training to learn how to use this tool!

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.

Evidence Based Practices Resource Center (SAMHSA)
Great for: Information and tools for integrating EBPs into community or clinical settings.

Informational Websites
Great for: Education information (both text and video) related to opioid and stimulant use disorder and validated treatment approaches. Includes sections for professionals and friends/family members. Developed by the Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology, and Research (CEDEER) at ADAI. (ADAI)
Great for: Learning how to prevent, identify, and reverse overdoses from opioids or stimulants; finding naloxone in Washington State. (ADAI)
Great for: Science-based information for the public about retail and medical cannabis; includes factsheets, information for consumers, pages for parents and teens, more.

The Healing of the Canoe
Great for: Tribal youth substance use prevention tools/education for clinicians, treatment organizations, and community members.

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

Training and Online Education

ADAI Events Calendar (ADAI)
Great for: Finding local events hosted or sponsored by ADAI, including events related to cannabis, opioids, workforce training and more.

Northwest Technology Transfer Centers (SAMHSA)
Great for: Regional education, training and technical assistance opportunities for the addiction (ATTC)prevention (PTTC), and mental health (MHTTC) workforces of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

The Athena Forum (DBHR)
Great for: Professional prevention and training materials, networking, and directory info for Washington State providers.

National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Great for: Clinicians and treatment organizations looking for training and education about culturally-competent approaches for Native communities.

Other Recommended Resources

ADAI Bulletin (ADAI)
Great for: Substance use research, practice, and prevention news from the ADAI Clearinghouse (monthly). [subscribe here]

Addiction Science Made Easy (ATTC Network)
Great for: Brief descriptions of the latest research coming from NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network.

Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511
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, 6-10pm only.