ADAI eNews
February 2, 2017    


Live Webcast Series on Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)

The American Psychological Association, in conjunction with NIAAA and NIDA, will present a series of five two-hour webinars that will focus on the great advances over the past few decades in understanding the psychology of SUDs and addictions. Topics include:

  • Overview of Substance Use Disorders and Addictions (February 17, 1-3 pm ET)
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment for Substance Use Disorders and Addictions (February 24, 1-3 pm ET)
  • Understanding People With Substance Use Disorders and Addictions (March 3, 1-3 pm ET)
  • Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (March 10, 1-3 pm ET)
  • Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in the Real World (March 17, 1-3 pm ET) 

Find out more about program descriptions and presenters, and register for one or more free webcasts today!

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Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Current State of Evidence & Recommendations for Research

New report from the National Academies of Science presents nearly 100 conclusions related to the health effects of marijuana use, as well as recommendations for an agenda to expand and improve marijuana-related research efforts and better inform public health policymaking. Read chapter highlights.

Find the full report here.

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Also of Interest

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 12 - 18 is Children of Alcoholics Week (National Association for Children of Alcoholics).

Improving Health Through Translational Alcohol Research, Alcohol Alert, Number 90 (National Institutes of Health).

White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women (SAMHSA).

Awash in Overdoses, Seattle Creates Safe Sites for People to Inject Illegal Drugs (Washington Post, January 27).

Marijuana's Health Effects (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Repealing Affordable Care Act Would Hurt Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis: Botticelli (Partnership News Service).

Missed a previous newsletter? Treatment Update Archive.


19th Annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference

Presented by Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Swedish Hospital, the goal of the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference is to enhance the skills and performance of providers who treat patients with substance use disorders.  New scientific findings, best practices, treatment, tools, and modalities in all areas of addiction medicine will be presented. 

The conference program is aimed at primary medicine providers (physicians, nurses, ARNPs, PAs); addiction medicine providers; chemical dependency counselors; psychiatrists & therapists; and other healthcare providers interested in addiction medicine.  CME and CEU is available for several medical fields.

Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference
March 2-3, 2016
Tulalip Resort, Washington

Conference brochure & Registration

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Implementation Science: An Introductory Workshop Focused On HIV/AIDS: Webinar Available

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research partnered with the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology to produce a 90-minute workshop on Implementation Science.   This webinar provides an introduction to Implementation Science for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and community members.  Scale out of PrEP is used as an example to illustrate principals of Implementation Science, including definitions, frameworks, strategies, measures, and partnerships.

Presenters include: C. Hendricks Brown, PhD, Ce-PIM Director; Assistant Professor J.D. Smith, PhD; Research Assistant Professor, Nanette Benbow, M.A.S.; and Juan Villamar, M.S.Ed, the Executive Director.

Download slides here.

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma and Substance Abuse
Date: February 3, 2017
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Webinar: Diathesis-Stress Model of Addiction Etiology of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Date: February 9, 2017
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Webinar: Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2017 Update
Date: February 15, 2017
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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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