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E-Learning Series about Marijuana

New on ADAI's Learn About Marijuana website is a set of 5 short modules created to answer frequently asked questions about marijuana.

The modules are interactive, with links to added resources of interest to helping professionals, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in learning about marijuana. The 5 modules cover:

  • Our Bodies & Marijuana: learn about the endocannabinoid system, the effects of THC and CBD on the human body, and the difference between plant-based and synthetic cannabinoids. (10 min.)
  • Concentrates, Edibles, & Flowers: learn about the different products and methods of use, and how they differ in terms of potency and adverse effects. (15 min.)
  • Marijuana Law in Washington State: what is the current law in our state, for both recreational and medical use of marijuana? (10 min.)
  • Helping Someone Quit/Cut Back: especially for those in the helping professions (counselors, health care providers) and also for friends, parents, and family members. (25 min.)
  • Other Questions: learn about workplace testing, cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, whether marijuana is a “gateway drug,” and more. (10 min.)

The educational series was developed by Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH; Sharon Garrett, MA, MPH; and Meg Brunner, MLIS, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington with support from the Washington State Marijuana Dedicated Fund.

View the series on the Learn About Marijuana web site!

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2018 Prevention Policy Day!

Prevention Policy Day (PPD) is co-sponsored this year by WASAVP, TOGETHER!, Healthy Generations and the Mercer Island Healthy Youth Initiative.

To do: PLEASE REGISTER yourself and all youth attending using the link provided on the flier (or click here). Registration is very important for planning.

Telling Your Story, Using Your Voice - PPD is a great opportunity when youth and adult leaders can experience advocacy first hand. The day includes, free of charge:

1. Morning meeting at the state capitol for youth to get advocacy education and hear from elected officials (special guest possible!!)
2. Rally on the steps of the capitol rotunda, featuring Sens/Reps and other key elected leaders, and YOUTH VOICE - youth speak their passions and get some energy going for prevention! (Woot!)
3. Meetings with senators/representatives. Youth and adult leaders can schedule meetings (ahead of time) with their local elected officials and experience advocacy in real time - an amazing experience for local youth leaders to bring their message to “the hill.” Support for meetings available on site and informational materials will be distributed to attendees ahead of event.

Please contact WASAVP Board member Lisa Stewart for registration questions: or (206) 275-7743.

To inspire youth, see “Hannah’s Tips” about the power of youth advocacy.

Prevention WINS is a member of WASAVP and has been involved in Prevention Policy Day over the years.

Please share the Prevention Policy Day flyer.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Webinar: Examining Global Drug Early Warning Systems, Part 4: Monitoring Drug Trends in Europe, featuring: EMCDDA 
Date: November 29, 2017 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
To register

Webinar: Mindfulness in Recovery
Date: December 6, 2017 @ 12 - 1:30 pm
More information

Webinar: Social Norms Communication Campaigns
Presenter: Katie Dively, M.S., CHES 
Date: December 13th at 11 am
Register - event password - chsc

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:

Here Come the Holidays: Hints for Having a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season (Washington Employee Assistance Program).

Helping More Young People Throughout King County Reach Adulthood Healthy, Empowered, and Ready to Thrive (King County Executive Office).

Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls? (Medline Plus, HealthDay).

FDA Issues Advisory About Deadly Risks Associated With Herb Kratom (Partnership News Service).

Adolescents Underreport Amphetamine Use, Likely Unaware That Adderall is Amphetamine (New York University).

Young Adults’ Daily Use of Marijuana a Concern (National Institute on Drug Abuse).

Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School (Partnership News Service).




      November 21, 2017

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