ADAI eNews
February 8, 2018    

Washington's Secure Medicine Take-Back Programs are Working!

Local medication take-back laws in Washington are working to help address the opioid crisis and prevent poisonings, suicides, and overdoses.  In Washington State, King and Snohomish Counties have implemented successful programs, and efforts are being made to expand the programs statewide.

The pharmaceutical industry is providing a DEA-compliant drug take-back program for safe collection and disposal of household medicines in several counties, with  convenient medicine drop boxes in drug stores, grocery stores, medical centers, and police stations.

WATCH: this video from the Association of Washington Cities.  

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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.

More Information 

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Also of Interest

CDC has released Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States.

FDA Calls Kratom An Opioid (Partnership News Service).

Fetal Alcohol Disorders May Be Much More Common Than Previously Thought (Partnership News Service).

Washington State Syringe Exchange Health Survey 2017 (ADAI News Blog).

SAMHSA Continues to Refine Confidentiality Regulations (National Law Review).



Children of Alcoholics Week Is Next Week!

Children of Alcoholics (COA) Awareness Week is taking place from February 11-17, 2018!

COA Awareness Week is a campaign led by NACoA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems.

Join the national – and international – awareness campaign to break the painful silence and offer hope to the vulnerable kids and teens impacted by parental addiction.

Community Action Guide
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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month!

2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Toolkit:

2018 PGAM Toolkit Guide
Problem Gambling FAQ
Proclamation How To
31 Days of Tweets
Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet
Local Press Release Template

To view or download the toolkit.

Please direct questions, concerns or feedback to

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Webinar: The Role of Collegiate Recovery Programs and the Continuum of Care
Date: February 14, 2018 @ 12 to 1:30 pm
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NAMI Lobby Day
Date: February 19, 2018
Olympia, WA
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Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine
March 1-2, 2018
Tulalip, WA
Registration: click here 
Brochure: Download PDF 

Providers Conference
Date: April 5 - 6, 2018
Lynnwood, WA
More information

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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