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March 8, 2018    

NAADAC Membership Drive

Join or rejoin NAADAC during March to Membership and save $20 from NAADAC and an additional $20 from CDPWS off your annual dues.

Enter/Mention Discount Code: MARCH18
Offer ends at midnight March 31, 2018

NAADAC members reap personal and professional benefits, strengthen the entire addiction profession and are a powerful advocate for clients. There is 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.

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

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Overdose Follow-up Programs in Washington

The webinar “Overdose Follow-up Interventions: After Naloxone, What’s Next?” is now available from the, both the slides and recording. In the recording, the slides aren’t synced to what’s being said for the first five minutes of the webinar, but it improves after that.

There is also new content for first responders about “Leave Behind” Naloxone, highlighting Tacoma Fire Department’s new program.

Tacoma Fire Department’s staff training video for the program is available here.


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SAMHSA TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorders SAMHSA's new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), "Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (TIP 63)," helps behavioral healthcare professionals broaden their understanding of the three FDA-approved medications--methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine--used to help treat Americans with opioid use disorder, as well as the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.

Download the new TIP or order print copies from SAMHSA online:

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Opioid Addiction: A Chronic Disease - Brochure for AI/AN Communities response to the current national opioid epidemic affecting the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) families, collaborators from NIDA, NIAAA, IHS, NIDA research grantees, and health providers in AI/AN communities met in May 2017 to identify issues associated with opioid misuse in Native communities.
In response, this full-color prevention brochure, Opioid Addiction: A Chronic Disease, was developed to provide information for AI/AN communities about what opioids are, what effects they have on the body, and what treatment options are available for opioid use disorder.

Download the PDF. For high quality printed copies, contact Carmen Rosa at

Related: This group also developed a prevention poster aimed at pregnant AI/AN women who are concerned about their opioid use. More information | Downloadable PDF

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Also of Interest

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change -Download a free PDF (National Academies Press).

Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), a grant project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is launching a new, streamlined website to make educational resources, trainings, and mentoring on substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders easier for healthcare professionals to access. 

Announcing the Northwest Regional Conference

NAADAC & Northwest ATTC announce the Northwest Regional Conference, a three-day training event from May 31-June 2, 2018 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland OR. Earn up to 21.25 CEs!

  • Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CADC-V, CADC III – Author, Uppers, Downers, All Arounders

  • Denna Vandersloot, MEd – Co-Director, Northwest ATTC

  • Malcolm Horn, LCSW, MAC, SAP, NCIP – Director of Special Services, Rimrock Foundation, NAADAC Northwest Regional Vice-President

  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP – NAADAC Executive Director, Author, Rein in Your Brain

Are you interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference? Download the prospectus or contact Jeff Smith at

More Information - Prospectus - Register Now

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NWATTC Webinar Series

March 28, 2018 12 - 1 pm
Washington State Targeted Response (WA-Opioid STR): An Overview of the Funded Projects
Tom Fuchs, MD, MEd, Behavioral Health Adult Treatment Manager for DSHS-Behavioral Health and Recovery Division
More information

Watch archived webinars.

More about NWATTC Trainings & Events.

NWATTC Workforce Survey
They want to know what you want to learn about -- and how you want to learn about it!

To help NWATTC assess the professional development needs of the addiction workforce in our region, please complete their brief workforce needs assessment survey.

The survey asks your opinions about: clinical practices and processeslearning preferences, educational events related to 3 areas of emphasis: opioid use disorder, behavioral health/primary care integration, and culturally-responsive services.

Take the survey here (and please share it with your colleagues).

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Webinar: Don’t Run – Call 9-1-1: Overdose Prevention
Date: March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 - 1:30 pm
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Webinar: Public Health Approaches to Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Date: March 20, 2018
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12th Annual Providers Conference
Date: April 5-6, 2018
Lynnwood, WA
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Pharmacogenetics: Current and Future Trends: CEU lunch and Presentation with Dr. Mark Calarco
Date: April 6, 2018 @ 12 - 1:30 pm
Must RSVP by March 30 with Doreen O'Connor-Nash or 206-450-9517.

Saying It Out Loud: Beyond the Binary
Date: April 23, 2018
Tacoma, WA
More information

Focus on the Future Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2018
Vancouver, 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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