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Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA's new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

Learn more about the Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center.

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Introducing the Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids eBook

Fueled by drugs like heroin, fentanyl and the misuse of prescription pain pills, the opioid epidemic in our country has impacted countless families. Parents and families need to be prepared with the knowledge and skills to identify opioids, spot early use and take action effectively.

To help address this, The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has created a new eBook - Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use.

Parents of youth who are actively using opioids experience many negative emotions and concerns. The information and resources in this guide will empower parents with the important tools and guidance to help.

Read the 7 Key Takeaways of the Guide

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Video Series from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helps Identify Warning Signs of IV Opioid Use

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids released a video series for parents who are seeking specific help with a loved one’s IV (intravenous) opioid use. The Intravenous Drug Video Module can be viewed on the Partnership’s website.

Intravenous substance use adds a significantly greater level of risk to substance use disorders. Parents who suspect their child may be engaging in IV drug use need to know what to look for and this in-depth video series helps identify signs of intravenous opioid use, so parents can help a loved one who is engaging in this dangerous behavior.

The Intravenous Drug Video Module features four videos:

  • Understanding How Opioid Addiction Can Lead to IV Use
  • How IV Use Adds Another Level of Risk
  • Spotting the Signs of IV Use
  • How To Help a Loved One Struggling With IV Heroin or Opioid Use

Learn more

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Saying It Out Loud Conference: Beyond the Binary
Date: April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tacoma, WA
More information

NWATTC Webinar: Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care
Date: April 25, 12-1pm
More information

Focus On The Future
Date: April 30 - May 3, 2018
Vancouver, WA
More information

Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
Date: May 30 - June 1, 2018
Bellevue, WA
More information

NW Regional Conference: Exploring Treatment Alternatives
Date: May 31 - June 2, 2018
Portland, OR.
More information

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

Jobs in Washington: See ADAI job page.

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Also of Interest:

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 28, 2018 10 AM - 2 PM. King County residents can safely dispose of the medicines they no longer need by taking them to a drop-box location or by mail. Learn more.

NIMH to Host Twitter Chat on Teen Depression
NIMH experts will be available to answer questions live
The In recognition of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Twitter chat to discuss teen depression. The chat will take place Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
To ask questions, you must have a Twitter account and include the hashtag #NIMHchats in every tweet. Follow @NIMHgov for updates and to join in on the conversation.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and also National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

National Prevention Week will be from May 13 to 19, 2018.

FDA Will Crack Down on Companies Marketing Vaping Products to Children (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Mom's Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk (HealthDay).

New Report from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Reveals Nation is Failing to Protect Babies and Preschoolers from Addictive Substances (The National Center on Alcohol and Substance Abuse).

Washington Among Healthiest States, Nationwide Study Shows (University of Washington - School of Medicine).

Eating Disorders in Adolescence (Office of Adolescent Health).

Tips for Presenting to Parents (Prevention & Treatment Resource Press).




      April 18, 2018

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Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

This fact sheet is a prevention resource written specifically for preteens and teens. It compares the myths with the facts about how common alcohol use is among youth. This fact sheet can also help you start a conversation about underage drinking and alcohol misuse.

This factsheet can be ordered from the ADAI Clearinghouse.

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