ADAI eNews
January 5, 2017    

Mobile App to Support MAT for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use disorder has become an increasing concern in the United States. As part of the HHS Opioid Initiative, SAMHSA developed MATx - a free mobile app that provides immediate access to information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.

MATx is a one-of-a-kind resource that will make it easier for practitioners to provide the effective, evidence-based care that their patients living with an opioid use disorder desperately need.
The app includes:

  • Information on medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of opioid use disorder and treatment approaches for practitioners
  • Clinical support tools, such as treatment guidelines, ICD-10 coding, and continuing education opportunities
  • Access to critical helplines and SAMHSA's treatment locators.

MATx is available for free download on mobile devices.

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Recovery Resource Library

Find recovery reference materials at your fingertips! Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.

They started a collection of documents for public use and download.  Resource topics include recovery research, legal issues, advocacy, recovery housing and more.  Click on the link below to view our publications:

FACES & VOICES Recovery Publications.

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Decisions in Recovery: A New Tool to Help Make Important Decisions About Treatment and Recovery From Opioid Use Disorder

SAMHSA has released an online, interactive, shared decisionmaking tool for people with, or seeking recovery from, opioid use disorder. The Decisions in Recovery web-based tool and its accompanying handbook are designed to help people learn about treatment options for opioid use disorder so they can work with their health care providers in deciding what might work best for them.

Decisions in Recovery is primarily designed for individuals with, or seeking recovery from, opioid use disorder and their service providers. It can also be used by health officials, policymakers, and other members of the community involved in the problem of opioid use disorder.

This interactive, decisionmaking support tool includes a number of exciting features:

  • Easy-to-understand information about three primary medications used for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone) along with their outcomes, risks, and benefits.
  • Tools to help individuals in recovery identify and consider personal goals and preferences for their unique situations.
  • Brief videos of recovery stories that provide a range of views and experiences from individuals in recovery and from service providers.
  • Downloadable worksheets to assist anyone on their recovery journey.

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Also of Interest

Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Marks Progress in Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, and Research (The White House).

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is January 23-29, 2017 (National Institute on Drug Abuse).

Missed a previous newsletter? Treatment Update Archive.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Series: Understanding How FASD Impacts Students: Why Is It Important?

Webinar presented by Robin Harwick, PhD from UW - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute & Elizabeth West, PhD from UW - College of Education.

Date: January 11, 2017, 10 am

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Examine the importance of education related to the impact of FASD on students.
2. Demonstrate increased confidence in discussions with parent/caregivers about FASD.
3. Determine what types of interventions are effective for students with FASD.

Target Audience
Educators, Health & Educational Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, Dentists, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, Psychiatrists.

This presentation is open to everyone and no registration is required. Simply follow the instructions under “Connection Information” on the day of the presentation to be connected. There is no cost or travel required and no credits will be offered.

Connection Information
1. Go to:
2. Select the “Enter as a Guest” option
3. Enter your name, first and last, with designation in the box designated Name (ex: Jane Doe, MD).
4. The passcode is: fasd
5. Click on the “Enter Room” button

Adobe Connect First Time Users
The IHS uses Adobe Connect for online meetings. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please test your connection before the session.

Technical Assistance and Questions

See flyer for more information.

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ADAI's Center for Opioid Safety Education (COSE), in partnership with Kelley-Ross Pharmacy, released a new opioid overdose training video specifically for Washington State.

This 8-minute video covers overdose risks, Washington's Good Samaritan Law, and a step-by-step demonstration of what to do in an opioid overdose (including rescue breathing and intranasal naloxone).

You can find the video on the website at:

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

7 Ways to Legally and Ethically Expand Your Services with Evidence-Based Telehealth
Date: January 11, 2017 @ 12 pm to 1:30 pm
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Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma, and Substance Abuse
Date: January 13th, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
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NAADAC Code of Ethics Part 1
Date: January 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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19th Annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference
Date: March 2-3, 2017
More information

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

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.



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