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Starts with One - New Washington State Opioid Misuse and Abuse Prevention Campaign

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services released their “Starts with One” campaign to prevent opioid misuse and abuse. The campaign seeks to educate the public about opioids and their risks, and to promote safe storage and disposal with materials for specific groups including young adults, parents, and older adults.

Download the partner toolkit with posters, rack cards, billboards, and ads for social media, radio, tv, and the bus. Learn more and access the partner toolkit:

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2017 Monitoring the Future Teen Drug Use Survey Results

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) hosted a press teleconference on December 14, 2017, to discuss the findings of the 43rd annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. This year’s MTF survey of drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in schools nationwide continues to provide encouraging news with self-reported use of alcohol, cigarettes and many illicit drugs remaining at historically low levels. However, the survey also found that both vaping and marijuana are more popular than cigarettes. And what teens say is in the vaping device varies from nicotine, marijuana or "just flavoring." The survey also shows continuing decreases in the perceived harms of many drugs, including marijuana.

WATCH NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discuss the 2017 findings.

NIDA prepared a series of infographics about the 2017 MTF survey findings that you can download here for websites and social media.

The MTF survey, funded by NIDA, is conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. For more on the 2017 MTF survey go to:

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Ring In 2018 Smokefree

Starting a new year with new goals can be exciting. Quitting smoking is a resolution that many smokers set for themselves. Although it’s not always easy, finding new ways to help yourself quit smoking can be a good start. Picking a specific date like New Year’s Day is one great way to start your journey to becoming smoke free. Read more in the CDC Feature article, Ring in 2018 Smokefree.

Find Free, Effective Resources:

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) (for Spanish speakers). This free service offers a lot of resources, including coaching, help with making a quit plan, educational materials, and referrals to other resources where you live.
  • Smokefree TXT. This free 24/7 texting program sends encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking for good. To get started, just text QUIT to 47848, answer a few questions, and you’ll start receiving messages.
  • Online help. This Tips From Former SmokersĀ® web page provides helpful online quit resources.
  • Smokefree App. The QuitGuide is a free app that tracks cravings, moods, slips, and smokefree progress to help you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smokefree.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Webinar: Working with Individuals Diagnosed with Personality Disorders
Date: January 10, 2018 @ 12 - 1:30 pm
More information

Working with Addicted Survivors of Sexual Assault/Abuse
Date: January 12th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Vancouver, WA
More information

2018 Prevention Day
Date: January 15, 2018
Prevention Policy Day (PPD) is co-sponsored this year by WASAVP, TOGETHER!, Healthy Generations and the Mercer Island Healthy Youth Initiative.
More information and to register

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:

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot (Medline Plus, HealthDay).

Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Teens Has Spiked in California (Vice News).

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy (Partnership News Service from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).



      January 4, 2018

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Starts with One Factsheet

The campaign focuses on the idea that every Washingtonian can make a positive impact in preventing opioid abuse. The Starts with One campaign features themes like "one honest conversation," "one act of courage" and "one simple step" paired with specific actions people can take to prevent opioid abuse.

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