ADAI eNews
January 11, 2018    

Starts with One: Washington State Opioid Awareness Campaign

All Washingtonians have a role to play in protecting our families and communities from opioid misuse and abuse, and it starts with being informed.  The state's new Starts With One - Opioid Awareness Campaign will help to prevent opioid misuse and abuse and encourage safe storage and disposal of prescription pain medications by teaching:

  • the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse
  • how to safely store, use and dispose of prescription drugs
  • how to respond to an opioid overdose

In Spokane, Fox28 hosted a panel of experts discussing opioid misuse and abuse: Caleb Banta-Green (UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute), Charissa Fotinos (WA Health Care Authority), Julia Havens from WA Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery, and Kristi Sharpe from the community organization Clarkston EPIC.

Watch the DSHS Opioid Misuse and Abuse video on YouTube.

For more information about preventing opioid misuse and overdose:​

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Washington State Health Assessment Open to Public Comment

To better facilitate strategic thinking about improving health in Washington, the Department of Health has drafted a comprehensive assessment of health in our state, working with partners in local and tribal health, healthcare delivery, and the public health community. You are invited to review the draft 2018 Washington State Health Assessment and provide public comment by January 23.

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Also of Interest

Studying Psychotic Symptoms in Marijuana Smokers at High Psychosis Risk (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation).

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy (Partnership News Service).

NAATP Launches New Year with Ethics Code 2.0 (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers).


NAADAC Launches 2018 Advocacy Webinar Series

The second webinar in NAADAC's Advocacy Webinar Series is coming up next week!

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program: Reducing Substance Use Disorders

Wed, January 17, 2018 @ 11-12:00pm

This webinar provides an overview of the IAP SUD program area, including recent efforts and upcoming opportunities, and highlights ways to engage in Medicaid SUD delivery system reform. Register now – earn 1 NAADAC CE!

Did you miss their first advocacy webinar, What’s Advocacy Got to Do With You and the Future of Addiction Services? Watch it on demand here.

Stay tuned for the dates of the additional webinars in the series to be announced!

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Videocast: Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens At Risk & Responding Effectively

Scheduled for January 24, from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, this adolescent suicide prevention workshop will highlight techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk, along with a discussion about an NIMH study on the neurobiology of suicide. Speakers include NIMH scientists and NIMH grantee David Brent, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

To watch:

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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.

Webinar: Brief Intervention: Process and Techniques
Date: January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
More information

Integrating Trauma-Informed Care Into Group Therapy
Date: February 9th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vancouver, WA
More information

Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine
March 1-2, 2018
Tulalip, WA
Registration: click here 
Brochure: Download PDF 

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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