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July 12, 2017    

WEconnect App Helps Navigate the Journey to Recovery
Seattle Times, July 5

Daniela Luzi Tudor knows what it’s like to try ending a drug and alcohol dependency on one’s own. So she launched a company that helps persons recovering from substance use disorders track their activities and easily reach out to sponsors or friends when they need help.

That’s important for WEconnect’s main customers, the counselors and mental-health professionals who work with people in recovery. The startup sells licenses to its app to treatment centers and clinics, which then have patients use them as part of treatment. The app sends data to counselors about how well the patients are completing their activities, so counselors can reach out if needed.

Residence XII, a drug and alcohol treatment center for women, is testing WEconnect with its patients.

Read full story in The Seattle Times

Learn more about WEconnect

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NAADAC Announces 2017 Hill Day

This year, NAADAC has partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health for its Annual Public Policy Institute and Hill Day from October 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

This free, two-day event brings together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy on October 2nd. After these sessions, Hill Day attendees take to Capitol Hill on October 3rd to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.

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Also of Interest

Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction
Discusses effective medications used to treat opioid use disorders: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Research Report Series, May 2017, NIDA).

States Report Resurgence of Meth in Rural Areas (Partnership News Service).

Law Gives Grandparents Custody Preference in Substance Abuse Cases (NECN News).

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older (SAMHSA).

What is Vivitrol? (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Prevention Driving Health Response to Opioid Epidemic: CDC Prescribing Guide Shifting Approach (The Nation's Health).

Heroin Overdose Deaths Could Be Undercounted (The Nation's Health).

Missed a previous newsletter? Treatment Update Archive.

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.


CDPWS King County Monthly Meeting

WHERE: Cascade Behavioral Hospital
12844 Military Road South – Tukwila

WHEN: Friday, July 28th  | 1-3pm

TOPIC: Addiction Recovery: Making the Impossible Changes Possible

One free CEU

QUESTIONS: Doreen O’Connor-Nash
Office:  206-248-4702


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"Advances in Care and Recovery" October 16-17 Yakima, WA

The goal of the Washington State Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment Conference is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems. To promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people. Finally, they strive to present each participant with current information that will bring value back to the agency and the patients they serve, and to provide a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues. The conference will take place in Yakima, Washington at the Yakima Convention Center.

Register now: Conference homepage

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Legal Cannabis: Facts and Clinical Skills
Date: July 14th, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vancouver, WA
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31st National Conference on Problem Gambling
Date: July 21-22, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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NOW What’re We Supposed to Do? Evidence-Based Practices for Medication-Assisted Treatment
Date: July 26, 2017
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Merrill Scott Symposium
Date: August 24-25, 2017
Yakima, WA
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Counselor Camp
Date: Sept. 15-17, 2017
Randle, WA
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More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washington.



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