ADAI eNews
December 14, 2017    

Results are in: Best Starts Prevented 3,000 People from Becoming Homeless in 2017

Community members and Best Starts for Kids partners joined King County Executive Dow Constantine to share results from Best Starts’ initiative to prevent homelessness. In the initiative’s first year, partners together prevented more than 3,000 people from becoming homeless. 96% of the young people and families who received services through the initiative still had a place to live as of September 2017, the latest data available.

Read the full story.

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NIDA Resources for Opioids, Pregnancy, and Neonatal Care

NIDA has put together resources for clinicians to help them treat opioid-dependent pregnant women, mothers, & infants. Resources include:

  • Practice Guidance: Features guidance on opioid use in pregnancy, neonatal drug withdrawal, breastfeeding & substance use, and medications to treat opioid addiction during pregnancy;

  • Research & News: Includes the latest information for providers on opioids & pregnant/parenting women; and

  • Further Education: Highlights additional information for clinicians.

Other materials of interest on this topic include a patient resource, “Pregnant? Concerned About Opioid Use?.” Both a poster & website badge are available for use by clinicians and others.

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King County Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) Program

Wraparound is a team-based planning process for youth with complex needs and their families; designed to help produce better outcomes for youth so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams.

The King County Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) program is seeking qualified individuals to be part of a team of individuals who are relevant to the well-being of children/youth up to 21 years old. Please refer to these agency websites with job announcements for Wraparound facilitators, parent partners, youth partners, and mental health clinicians:

NOTE:  Each organization hiring may have a different application process and closing dates may differ. Please read each posting carefully.  

For additional job opportunities in Washington: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest

Coping with Grief & Loss During the Holidays (Washington Employee Assistance Program).

Medical Marijuana Took a Bite Out of Alcohol Sales. Recreational Pot Could Take an Even Bigger One (Washington Post).

Big Tobacco to Air Anti-Smoking Ads After Decade-Long Fight (The Hill).

Think Before You Drink (Medline Plus, HealthDay).

FDA Approves First Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction (Partnership News Service).

Steep Rise in Deaths for People Hospitalized After Opioid OD (Medline Plus, HealthDay).



NAADAC Launches 2018 Advocacy Webinar Series – Kick Off Webinar

What’s Advocacy Got to Do With You and the Future of Addiction Services?

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Do you want to become more active in advocating for the addiction profession and the populations that it serves? Are you looking for resources to share with your local, state, or federal government representatives?

NAADAC is launching a new Advocacy Webinar Series in 2018 to provide tools and information.

This eight-webinar series kicks off in January with the introductory What’s Advocacy Got to Do With You and the Future of Addiction Services? Learn about the Advocacy Webinar Series, NAADAC’s public policy initiatives, and the many resources NAADAC provides to help you stay current on important state and national public policy issues that impact addiction professionals. In addition, the NAADAC series will provide an overview of major legislative bills currently before Congress and strategies for advocating for support of these bills.

More information

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Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine, March 1-2, 2018

This conference is designed for physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, medical directors, nursing, nursing leadership and administrators, counselors, social workers and those engaged with patients that have substance abuse disorders. 

Sponsored by Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett and Swedish.
CE Credits available for numerous health care professions.

Registration click here 
Brochure Download PDF 

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Registration Now Open for 14th annual NAMIWalks!

Thanks to more than 1,300 walkers and volunteers, the 2017 NAMIWalks was a huge success. The event raised over $275,000 to support Washingtonians affected by mental illness - thank you!

2018 NAMIWalks Washington:
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Marina Park in Kirkland, WA.

To Register: 
Visit the NAMIWalks Washington website.  

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Working with Addicted Survivors of Sexual Assault/Abuse
Date: January 12th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Vancouver, WA
More information

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Registration is now open for the 2018 observance. NDAFW will be held January 22-28 2018.

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

Missed a previous newsletter? Treatment Update Archive.

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.





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