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The Education & FASD Toolkit: A New Online Resource

FasdtoolkitpicThe Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU) of the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, has developed an online resource toolkit for educators, parents, and native communities about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

The Education & FASD Toolkit was created to help educators and families to work better in partnerships to provide the necessary interventions to help students reach their maximum potential and prevent some of the adverse life circumstances associated with FASD.

The toolkit begins with resources suitable for anyone interested in the subject of education and FASD, with additional pages of materials specifically for educators, parents and caregivers, and native communities.

Resources on each page include:

  • recommended websites;
  • written materials like handbooks, factsheets, and guides (in downloadable format);
  • webinars from experts in the field; and
  • videos by specialists, teachers, families, and those living with FASD.

Each page also features two sections: an overview of relevant issues for each group (e.g. parents, educators, Native communities), followed by suggested strategies each group can use to help youth achieve optimal academic outcomes.

Please visit and share the toolkit today!

For more information about the Education & FASD Toolkit, contact us at

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Don't Get Tricked: Safety on Halloween

As the weather turns cooler and discussions of Halloween are in the air, it’s important to keep the safety of our loved ones and clients at the top of our minds.

Over 157 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Typical parties involve ample food and alcohol consumption, and some significant public health consequences now accompany Halloween’s growing popularity.

As you get ready for the festivities, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and NAADAC wish to remind you to remind your clients to party safely. Pass on some expert tips - like what counts as a drink, what’s considered “risky drinking,” and how many drinks are really in that Halloween brew.

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Seattle/King County Free Clinic October 26 - 29, 2017

Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region.

More information and Flyer.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 28, 2017

4 out of every 5 people who start using heroin start with inappropriate use of prescriptions.  Getting rid of unused medication is one of the most powerful prevention tools possible. 

Attached please find a prepared flyer to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 (10am - 2pm). This flyer highlights how medicine take-back helps prevent prescription misuse, accidental overdose, and also protects our environment. Additional resources are included on the flyer, including a link to the DEA's Partnership Tool Box and video Public Service Announcements to help promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Find National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day locations near you: or call 1-800-882-9539.

Additionally, King County residents have access to medicine take-back every day, through the King County Secure Medicine Return program:

Lastly, Washington State's opioid abuse prevention social media campaign may be found at, to support public awareness of take-back.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

* Events ADAI Clearinghouse will be exhibiting

* Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals
Date: October 27, 2017
Seattle, WA
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* Four Directions Conference
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2017
Olympia, WA
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* Prevention Summit
Date: November 3 - 4, 2017
Yakima, WA
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King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum
Date: November 8, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall – 301 Mercer St, Seattle
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* Washington Recovery Alliance Summit
Date: November 8 - 9, 2017
Shelton, WA

Kitsap County Providers Conference
Date: November 17, 2017
Poulsbo, WA
More information

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Registration is now open for the 2018 observance. NDAFW is January 22-28, 2018.

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:

Marijuana Prevention PSAs Developed by King County Youth (Public Health - Seattle and King County).

ADAI Marijuana Research Report: 2015-2017 Biennium Projects & Products (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute).




      October 26, 2017

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The Center for Opioid Safety Education (COSE) at the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute educates Washington residents about overdose prevention and response through training, technical assistance, and the website

COSE produced 3 posters to help youth learn about Washington’s Good Samaritan Overdose laws, which provide protection for the victim and bystander if 911 is called for an overdose or alcohol poisoning, and a brochure about opioid overdose with youth-friendly images.



Posters and brochures are available in print from the ADAI Clearinghouse.

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