Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Education & Prevention

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Drug Talk Podcast: Where Addiction Research Meets Human Experience

“Drug Talk” is a new podcast created and produced at ADAI (UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences). Hosted by Michelle Peavy, PhD, it brings together information from addiction research and experiences from people in the know: people who use drugs, care providers, and professionals. The first episode, on teen opioid use, was released in November 2021. Find Drug Talk on PodbeanAppleSpotify, or Google Podcasts.

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ADAI Clearinghouse

Resource center for Washington state residents with both print and online resources about drugs and alcohol. Community organizations can order some print materials for free; most items are available digitally. Some materials available in multiple languages. [visit site]

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Learn About Marijuana

Science-based information about cannabis for a general audience. Includes factsheets, special pages for parents and teens, information for adult consumers, marijuana laws in Washington, and online e-learning products, like the Learn About Marijuana series with facts about cannabis, and the Medicinal Cannabis & Chronic Pain training for providers. [visit site]

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Learn about opioid overdose and naloxone. Find information on where to get naloxone, how to get treatment for opioid use disorder, and resources for professionals like pharmacists and EMTs. Includes training videos, brochures, marketing materials for education campaigns, a personal risk assessment tool, and more. [visit site]

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Learn About Treatment

ADAI’s website is a resource for the community, people with a substance use disorder and their friends and family, and healthcare providers to learn more about treatment options. The goal of the page is to provide education so more people can find the treatment that will work best for them. The website is focused on information about opioids and stimulants. [visit site]

Presented by the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (NW HIDTA) to support its mission to reduce demand for illicit drugs by promoting education, treatment, and prevention programs. Features pages about drug courts and other law enforcement programs, education about major misused substances (marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription medications, e.g.), and links to federal and local reports. [visit site]

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Education & FASD Toolkit

The Education & FASD Toolkit is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers understand how FASD impacts students, and identify appropriate interventions. It outlines issues and challenges and gives concrete strategies for overcoming those challenges. The toolkit contains a special section addressing issues particularly relevant to Native Communities. [visit site]

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Find It Toolkit

This online toolkit was developed by the ADAI Library to help users navigate the wealth of resources about substance use disorders on the web. Features portals organized by topic (data & statistics, prevention/treatment, and trending topics like opioids) or by user (resources for professionals/providers, parents/community groups, or college students/teachers). [visit site]

Other Recommended Resources

  • MEDLINE Plus: Valid and reliable consumer health information produced by the U.S. National library of Medicine. (Resources available in English and Spanish)
  • SAMHSA Publications: Find and download free publications, apps, and other resources on treatment, prevention, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders.
  • Athena Forum: Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) site for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers. Includes training information, resources for communities and providers, job postings, and more.