The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Professional Tools

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Screening & Assessment Instruments Database

This resource, developed by the ADAI Library, is intended to help clinicians and researchers find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use, substance use disorders, and related mental health disorders for adults and youth. Some items are in the public domain and can be downloaded freely; for others, information on how to obtain a copy is provided where known. [visit site]

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Retention Toolkit

This interactive online toolkit was developed to help clinicians and treatment organizations in Washington State improve client engagement and retention in substance use disorder outpatient treatment settings. Find information about barriers to treatment, cultural competence, motivational interviewing, incentives, and more. [visit site]

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Education & FASD Toolkit

This toolkit is designed for educators and parents/caregivers to help them understand how FASD impacts students and identify appropriate interventions. Includes a section for native communities, as well as resources for the educators, parents, and the general public. [visit site]

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ADAI Clearinghouse

Find print and online resources about drugs and alcohol, including professional training manuals, information for youth, parents, schools, and more. Free shipping for Washington residents. You can also visit us in person at 1107 NE 45th St., Suite 120, Monday-Friday. [visit site]

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Serials

Looking for articles on substance use disorders? This database tracks over 350 addiction journals, newsletters, and monograph series — both active titles and ceased publications. Search by peer-reviewed, free online, focus areas (treatment, policy, e.g.). Hosted by Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists / maintained by ADAI. [visit site]

Other Recommended Resources

  • CTN Dissemination Library: This digital library contains articles, presentations, posters, manuals, and more based on research done by participants of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. All items, including journal articles, are available for free either directly or upon request.
  • Resources for Professionals/Providers (ADAI “Find It” toolkit): Additional resources for professionals organized by prevention/treatment, data/statistics, science-based information on special topics, trainings & educational opportunities, and more.
  • Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC): The Northwest ATTC provides training and technical assistance to develop and strengthen the substance use disorder treatment and recovery workforce in AK, ID, OR, and WA.
  • Athena Forum: State (DBHR) site for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers (training opportunities, resources, etc.).
  • National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): SAMHSA database of evidence-based interventions for substance use disorders.
  • PubMed and PubMed Central: The National Library of Medicine’s database of biomedical literature. Find journal articles and other publications in the fields of medicine, substance use disorders, psychology, and more. Articles in PubMed Central are free.