Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


Professional / Provider

On this page, you’ll find websites and other tools with information and data/statistics of particular relevance to professionals and providers in the substance use disorder field.

Got a resource to suggest? Email Meg Brunner at

Prevention and Treatment-Related Resources
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 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.

The Healing of the Canoe
Great for: Clinicians, treatment organizations, and community members engaged in prevention of substance abuse in tribal youth.

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 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.

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. 

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

See alsoPrevention/Treatment Resources

Data, Statistics, Trends

Washington State Data & Resources
Great for: Statewide or county-specific data on a variety of substance-related topics.

Local (Washington) Data on Opioids (ADAI)
Great for: 
Interactive charts/graphs tracking number/rate of overdose deaths, treatment admissions, opioid sales, and police evidence testing (for opioids and other drugs). Includes data about opiates, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other major drugs.

Washington State Department of Health Data Dashboards (DOH)
Great for: Find data on HIV, marijuana and tobacco use, opioids (prescriptions and overdoses) and more.

King County Overdose Prevention and Response - Data Dashboards
Great for: King County-specific data about Overdose deaths (drug and alcohol poisoning deaths, by year/quarter and substance type) and Non-fatal overdoses (by month and location).

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

Research & Data on Fatal Crashes, Traffic Safety (WA State Traffic Safety Commission)
Great for: Data related to impaired driving (alcohol, marijuana, other drugs); quarterly crash data for Washington or by county.

See alsoData & Statistics

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

Trainings & Education/CE Opportunities

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

Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain Training (ADAI)
Great for: Online training for healthcare providers about current research on medicinal cannabis for treating chronic pain, how it works, and best clinical practices.

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.

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.

NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals - Education
Great for: Listings of webinars, magazine articles, seminars, certificate programs, and other opportunities to earn CE credits from home, renew your professional license/certification, or earn your degree.

Other Recommended Resources

PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
Great for: Serious searchers looking for the most up-to-date science and research on substance use and addiction (as well as other health/medicine topics).

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.

CTN Dissemination Library (NIDA CTN)
Great for: Keeping track of the latest research about substance use from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. All CTN-related articles are available for free either through PubMed Central or by request.

ADAI Bulletin:
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