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Poison Control Center Calls About Children and Teens Exposed to Opioid Medications

How often are children and teens exposed to opioid medication?
Each year, opioid medication poisoning causes more than 300 deaths in children and teens. Every 45 minutes, poison control centers get a call about children and teens exposed to opioid medication. About 1 in 10 of these cases are admitted to health care facilities.

What ages of children and teens are most at risk?
Young children (ages 5 and younger) account for 60% of these calls. Most of these cases (86%) are unintentional, like when a child finds pills that are within reach. Teenagers (ages 13 through 19) account for 30% of the calls. Most of these cases (72%) are intentional, like when a teen takes their parents' medication.

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Prevention WINS Coalition Meeting - "Update on the Implementation of 1-502"

Join Prevention WINS and Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) as they welcome their speaker and Coalition member Steve Freng, from the NW High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area for his presentation from the recently released Washington State Marijuana Impacts Report, Volume 2, discussing youth and adult impacts, impaired driving, diversion (to other states), and the current marketplace.

Meeting location: Ryther
2400 Northeast 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8 am to 9:30 am

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New From ADAI:

Resources and reports from the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute; supported by WA State DSHS Dept. of Behavioral Health & Recovery.

Integration of Substance Use Services in Mental Health Settings. (6/2017).  Review of issues about integrating treatment for substance use disorders and mental health: models of integration; settings; barriers; impacts on patient outcomes; and recommendations.

Integration of Substance Use Services in Medical Settings. (6/2017).  Review of issues about integrating treatment for substance use disorders into primary medical care: models of integration; settings; barriers; impacts on patient outcomes; and recommendations.

Marijuana and Mental Health Briefs (6/2017) on marijuana and ADHD; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar Disorders; Depression; Psychosis; and PTSD.

2016 Drug Use Trends in King County, WA (7/2017)

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Merrill Scott Symposium
Date: August 24-25, 2017
Yakima, WA
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E-Cigarettes: Finding the Truth among the Vapors Training of Trainers
Date: August 30, 2017 @12 pm to 3:30 pm
Seattle, WA
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Counselor Camp
Date: Sept. 15-17, 2017
Randle, WA
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NAMI Washington 2017 State Conference
Date: September 15-17, 2017
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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:

June 2017 Synthetic Opioid Outbreak in Georgia Highlights the Value of Poison Control Centers for the Rapid Detection of Drug Use Outbreaks (NDEWS News).

Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).

Drug-Use Deaths Hit Record in King County (Seattle Times).

UW Study: Chronic Depression In Teens May Lead To Abuse Of Marijuana (

Smoking in the Movies (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Summary of School Safety Statistics (National Institute of Justice).

Stress and Drug Use: How Much Do You Know? (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Teen Suicide: “The Time for Secrecy Is Over” (WebMD).

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC (MedLine Plus).

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth (MedLine Plus).

Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses (MedLine Plus).




      August 16, 2017

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Mental Health in My Community: Information Graphic

This poster supports the national dialogue to build awareness of mental health issues in communities. It presents statistics about mental illness in the United States to help educate and engage communities. Access information graphic reference list.

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