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May 10, 2018    

Order now: TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.

Order from the ADAI Clearinghouse.

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How to Help a Woman Who is Misusing Opioids and Becomes Pregnant

by Steven H. Chapman M.D., General Academic Pediatrics Director, Boyle Community Pediatrics Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

This new PDF guide on pregnancy & opioids is meant to help family members be a key part of those supports. The sections on helping the mother-to-be get to appointments as well as to support breastfeeding and newborn health are particularly useful, as is the section on "Stigma, Discrimination and Prejudice.' One of the most important things family can do is recognize and support this woman when she is being an attentive and loving mother, and help her develop a sense of pride in both her recovery and parenting.

The section on Medication-Assisted Treatment represents the best and most up-to-date understanding of recovery care. Medications such as buprenorphine are standard care, and widely recognized as good for recovery and good for parenting.

Download the Pregnancy & Opioids PDF Guide

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Updated SAMHSA Parity Website Explains Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage

Did you know that parity laws require insurers to provide comparable coverage for mental health, substance use disorder, and physical health care so that people can get the treatment they need?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has updated its mental health and substance use disorder parity website, which provides resources to help answer questions about protections under federal parity laws.

More Information

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Also of Interest

US Adults Drink 17 Billion Binge Drinks a Year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Fentanyl Now Most Common Drug Involved in Fatal Overdoses (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Smoking Pot While Pregnant Is Not a Good Idea (Seattle Times).

2018 National Prevention Week (NPW) taking place from May 13-19 (SAMHSA).

How to Make a Discharge Plan When Your Child Leaves Addiction Treatment (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

One Choice Can Change a Life Forever: How Opioid Misuse Destroyed My Family (Seattle Times).

The New Science of Psychedelics (Wall Street Journal).

Recovery Support for People in Medication Assisted Recovery: Suggested Strategies (William L. White Blog).

Opioid vs. Crack: Congress Reconsiders Its Approach to Drug Epidemic (Wall Street Journal).

SAMHSA Head Stands Firm on Marijuana's Dangers (MedPage Today).





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

More Information - Prospectus - Register Now

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Opioid Addiction Community Information Event
Date: May 20, 2018 @ 3 pm to 5 pm
The Summit 420 E. Pike St.
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Webinar: Ensuring Fidelity to Motivational Interviewing Among Frontline Service Providers
Date: May 23, 2018 at 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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Region 4 CDPWS Meeting
Date: May 25, 2018 at 1 pm - 3 pm
NAVOS 1210 SW 136th St.
Burien, WA 98166
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Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know
Employee Assistance Program’s “Live Webinar Series
Date: May 30, 2018 @ 12:00-1:00 PM
Click here for more information

Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
Date: May 30 - June 1, 2018
Bellevue, WA
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NAMI Walk Event
Date: June 2, 2018 @ 8 am
Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland, WA
Sign-up for free

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.

ADAI Job Opportunity: Office Assistant 3
This position supports research scientists, library, and administrative staff at ADAI.  Under general supervision, the Office Assistant independently performs a variety of complex clerical tasks and assignments such as maintaining records, filing systems, monitoring financial records, responding to inquiries regarding departmental policies and procedures. This is a part-time position (62.5% FTE = 25 hrs/week) with potential to expand to full time as responsibility and workload increases. Closes on Friday, May 11, 2018.

For full description and application instructions, see Req. # 153914 at UW Hires.

Other Employment Opportunities:

The Department of Corrections Substance Abuse Recovery Unit (DOC SARU) is one of the largest certified treatment agencies in the State of Washington, with services in 25 state-certified facilities located within prisons and work releases. Treatment services are managed with a structured curriculum to include cognitive behavioral interventions and education, group and individual counseling, motivational interviewing, and recovery-focused skill building. They provide special focus on correcting criminal thinking errors, relapse prevention and management, and gender-specific trauma based therapy.

Chemical Dependency Professionals working for the DOC SARU possess a special skill set to address the unique spectrum of needs that are inherent with the clients in a corrections setting.

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