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March 1, 2017    


NAADAC March to Membership

Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State and NAADAC are there for you -- As a NAADAC member, you not only reap personal and professional benefits, you strengthen the entire addiction profession and become a powerful advocate for your clients. Strength in numbers and your support multiplies NAADAC's ability to shape public policy, provide education, and offer services to reflect the needs and concerns of addiction professionals.

NAADAC members can get up to 90 hours of free continuing education through NAADAC’s Webinar Series. Webinars presented by experts on a wide range of addiction-specific topics and are available on-demand 24/7. Learn more about NAADAC benefits.

Learn more about Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State (CDPWS).

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Up to $15,000 Tuition Stipends Available for Master’s Degree Students

Are you working toward a Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling and committed to working with minority populations, LGBT populations, and/or transition age youth?

The NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Academic year! Apply today and you could receive a tuition stipend of up to $15,000, as well as training, education, professional development, and mentorship from professionals in the field.

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Also of Interest

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (National Council Problem Gambling).

Opioid Overdose Update, February 2017 (Center for Opioid Safety Education).

The Messenger, February 2017 (Addiction Technology Transfer Center).

Chronic-Pain Patients Feel Sting of Washington State’s Opioid Crackdown (Seattle Times).

Jeff Sessions Pledges Crackdown on Violent Crime (CNN).

SAMHSA’s MATx Mobile App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (SAMHSA).

Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget (New York Times).

Where Does Washington’s Legal Weed Money Go? A Breakdown (News Tribune).

First Participant Enrolled in First-Ever Trial of Marijuana for Chronic PTSD in Veterans (Press Release, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

New Video on Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a new two-minute video on how medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help people manage their opioid use disorder and help curb this pressing public health problem. The video dispels common misperceptions about the medications used in MAT, helps policymakers and health care providers understand that effective treatment exists, and emphasizes the fact that more people need access to this lifesaving therapy.

Learn more about The Pew Charitable Trusts’ work on substance use prevention and treatment here:

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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid User Disorders

Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction is a web-based, multimedia tool that is person-centered and focuses on informed treatment choices by persons seeking recovery from an opioid use disorder including the use of medication. A handbook is available to complement the online tool. Both resources are designed to help people with an opioid use disorder make informed decisions concerning their care with information about MAT, how to compare treatment, options to decide what may be best for them and their recovery, and how to discuss their preferences with a provider.

View: Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Handbook.

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

19th Annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference
Date: March 2-3, 2017
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Region 5 CDPWS Meeting
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 1-3:30 pm
Presenter: Lynn Dee Bauer on "Romancing The Brain"

Crossroads Treatment Center
10828 Gravelly Lake Drive, Suite 204
Lakewood, WA
1 CEU available

Webinar: Improving Retention, Outcomes and Supervision with PCOMS
Date: March 8, 2017 @ 12-2 pm
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Six Types of Sex Use Disorder
Date: March 22, 2017 @ 12 - 1:30 pm
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More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washingto

Missed a previous newsletter? Treatment Update Archive.

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.



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