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Prevention and Treatment-Related 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. Take our training to learn how to use this tool!

Evidence-Based Practices for Substance Use Disorders (ADAI)
Great for: Finding brief information and available implementation materials about a range of evidence-based practices for treatment of SUD, including references, populations, intervention type, settings, more

ADAI Retention Toolkit
Great for: Clinicians and treatment organizations in Washington State looking for ways to improve client engagement and retention in substance use disorder outpatient treatment settings.

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

SAMHSA Store
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.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) (SAMHSA)
Great for: Finding information and resources/manuals/etc. on evidence-based interventions for substance abuse/mental health.

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. Take our training to learn how to use this tool!

Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511
Great for: 24-hour help and referral for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health issues. Includes some professional resources.

See also: Prevention/Treatment Resources


Data,Statistics, Trends


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

Drug Abuse Trends Reports for Seattle-King County (CEWG - Seattle-King County)
Great for: Seattle and King County data on substances of use, drug-related deaths, youth use, and more.

Ask HYS (Healthy Youth Survey)
Great for: Finding 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 also: Data & Statistics


Science-Based Information on Trending Topics


Learn About Marijuana WA
Great for: Science-based information for the public about retail and medical marijuana; includes factsheets, FAQ for consumers, pages for parents and teens, more.

ADAI Information Briefs
Great for:
Easy-to-read snapshots of statistics, policy issues, and trending topics.

CTN What's New Blog
Great for: Brief descriptions of the latest research coming from NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network.

Medline Plus
Great for: U.S. National Library of Medicine site for patients and their families collects a range of information from vetted sources.

See also: Trending Topics section


Trainings & Educational/CE Opportunities


Training and Research Dissemination Events (ADAI)
Great for: Calendars of local, national, and international trainings and conferences, UW courses and graduate training, and more.

CTN Dissemination Library - Free CE Trainings (ADAI)
Great for: Free online trainings based on research from NIDA's Clinical Trials Network.

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. CME available.

National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
Great for: Finding a variety of training and education materials for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery fields.

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


ADAI eNews and Treatment Update for Washington State (ADAI)
Great for: Regular email newsletter updates on the latest in the fields of prevention (eNews) and treatment (Treatment Update).

Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State
Great for: Washington State CDPs interested in networking with peers, continuing their education, and improving their effectives on behalf of the chemically dependent and their families. CDPWS is the Washington State affiliate of NAADAC.

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).