Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

College Students/Educators

College Student/Teacher

On this page, you’ll find websites and other tools with information and data/statistics of particular relevance to college students, teachers, and other educators.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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

Trainings & Educational 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.

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
Great for:
 Finding a variety of training and education materials for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery fields in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

Other RecommendedResources

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.

ADAI Bulletin:
Monthly email newsletter with the latest research, practice, and prevention news. [subscribe]

ADAI News & Events:
Subscribe to get new posts from our News & Events blog sent to you via email (approximately 2-3 emails a week). [subscribe]

New from CEDEER:
Updates on evidence-based and person-centered responses to improve the health of people who use opioids and stimulants (monthly). [subscribe]