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Chat Day Celebrates 10 Years

High schools can now register for the 10th annual Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, a web chat to be held on January 26, during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, which runs from January 23 - 29, 2017. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to about 100 schools. The event is coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in partnership with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day is a live, online chat held between teen students and scientists during a 10 hour period beginning at 8 a.m. EST. During the event, thousands of students from high schools around the country ask questions about drugs and alcohol use, including: health effects; how to help friends or family who are using substances; and what causes addiction. Over the past nine years, more than 100,000 questions have been answered. Scientific experts from the National Institute on Mental Health also participate, to answer questions about depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that might contribute to teen substance use. During the popular chat, scientists offer facts known through scientific research, and not judgment.

To register for Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, click here:

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Ad Council Launches "Listen" Campaign

Using powerful stories that portray the modern faces of addiction, the “Listen” campaign speaks to the friends and family of those struggling with addiction, encouraging them to listen and start the conversation about addiction with their loved ones, driving them to tips and resources housed on the campaign’s microsite,

See more at:

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Prevention Policy Day, Feb. 20, 2017

Prevention Policy Day is Monday February 20th brought to you by WASAVP and Together! This event gives young people in Washington an opportunity to meet legislators and help shape state policy. Please consider participating and promoting youth involvement in this annual event.

Help spread the word the postcard is ready to be printed.

For more information or to register, click here.

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WA-SAPST Training, March 14-17, 2017

The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington is holding the next WA-SAPST on March 14-17, 2017 at Shoreline Conference Center in North King County. The WA-SAPST meets the training requirements for Community Prevention Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities.

Registration is now open. Please register via The registration fee is $25 per person plus the processing fee.
Payment options are credit/debit card and check.

If you have any questions, contact: Jackie Berganio by email at or by phone at (206) 683-7972.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Webinar: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Prison and Re-entry Programs
Date: January 13, 2017

Webinar: Public Health is Essential! Stories and Action for Rebuilding Washington's Core Services
Date: January 24, 2017

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washington

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest:

The National Academies of Science released the report The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.  In the report are nearly 100 conclusions related to the health effects of marijuana use (therapeutic and harms) as well as recommendations for an agenda to expand and improve marijuana research efforts and better inform future public health decisions.

Download the report:

The enhanced Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has added 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Public-Use Files to the archive.

The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: Views from the Front Lines (ATTC newsletter, The Bridge Fall 2016).

Pediatrics Group Discourages Use of E-Cigarettes in Teens (Partnership Service News).

Resetting Household Rules Important for Teens With Substance Use Disorders (Partnership Service News).




      January 13, 2017

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