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Talk About Drugged Driving During National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Drugged driving is on the rise. Almost a million more Americans drove under the influence of illicit drugs in 2017 compared with 2016. According to new data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 21 million people aged 16 or older drove under the influence of alcohol in the past year and close to 13 million drove under the influence of illicit drugs.

NIDA has created a drugged driving toolkit with information and resources to help educate your school, group, or community with the facts about this important topic during NDAFW 2019 and beyond. In the toolkit, you will find activity ideas and other resources to get your wheels turning about how to best reach teens and young adults with this important information.

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2018 WA State Behavioral Health Employment Conference

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018

This conference provides a unique venue for the exchange of ideas and information across all sectors working with persons with behavioral health conditions with regard to financing employment services, Foundational Community Supports (FCS) Medicaid Transformation, managed care, and pilot projects from SAMHSA.

When: November 7 - 8, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Co-Occurring Disorders Conference
Date: October 15-16, 2018
Yakima, WA
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Washington State Public Health Association Annual Conference
Date: October 15 - 17, 2018
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QPRT: Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Management Training
Date: October 19, 2018
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NWATTC Webinar: Harm Reduction: An Organizing Framework to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Date: October 24, 2018 12-1pm (PT)
Susan Collins, PhD 
Register now

Webinar: The 2018 Health Literacy and Communication Training Presents: "Brace for Impact."
Date: October 24, 2018
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Webinar: Interventions That Work: Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Among Youth
Date: October 24, 2018
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Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals 21st Annual Conference
Date: October 26, 2018
Seattle, WA
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Washington State Prevention Summit
Date: November 6-7, 2018
Yakima, WA
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Youth Mental Health First Aid monthly training series at Seattle Children's Click Here for more information.

Archive of previous NWATTC webinars
NWATTC Upcoming Trainings in Washington

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:

King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum
Thursday, November 8, 2018 (6-8:30pm PT)
Attendees will learn about King County's current behavioral health system, opportunities for advocacy, and connect with legislators and County Councilmembers. Learn more and register online here!

We All Know Someone: Northwest ATTC Co-Sponsors Recovery Month Event: Solution to Addiction (ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog).

What Parents Should Know About Kids Using CBD (Partnership for Drug Free Kids).

Sleepy Teens More Prone to Drug Use, Suicide Attempts (HealthDay News).

Youth Vaping Has Soared in 2018, New Data Show (Wall Street Journal).




      October 11, 2018

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Mind Matters Series

After 20 years, NIDA is transitioning away from our beloved Sara Bellum character in the Mind Over Matters series to a format that is more relatable to today’s youth audience. The series will now be called Mind Matters, and will focus on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

The Mind Over Matter series is a valued resource for tens of thousands of teachers. Each booklet is devoted to a specific drug or drug group. The booklets, available in English and Spanish, can be ordered for free (see below). The accompanying Online-Only Teacher’s Guide includes background information, lesson plans, and activities to enhance students’ learning.

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