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August 2, 2018    

MTF Survey of College Students & Young Adults

The full report of the 2017 results of the Monitoring the Future survey of college students and adults ages 19–55 (Volume II) is now available online.  It contains US national results on substance use of all kinds, and related behaviors and attitudes, from the annual MTF survey of college students and their age-peers not enrolled in college, young adults in general from ages 19-30, and adults ages 35-55.

Volume II can be viewed on the MTF website at:

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2018 Recovery Month Toolkit Is Now Available for Download

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate people who recover. The theme for the 2018 Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.

The 2018 Recovery Month Toolkit and other materials are now available to view and download from the Recovery Month website. Communities across the country use these materials to organize events, issue proclamations, increase public awareness, and encourage individuals in need of services and their friends and families to seek help.

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Also of Interest

The latest episode of the “Let’s Talk” podcast is on the topic of medication assisted treatment and opioid addiction: As a clinical innovator in the field of addiction treatment,  Marv Seppala, joins host William C. Moyers to explain why medication alone isn’t the most effective solution in treating such a complex, chronic condition (Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation).

Opioid Crisis: Prescription Vigilance (Seattle Times).

Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis (NPR).

Meth Use is Rising Among People Who Use Opioids (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Marijuana Edibles and Vaporizer Cartridges Growing in Popularity (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Public Health Steps Up to Curb Rising Suicide Rates: New Data Alarming (APHA, The Nation's Health).

A Son's Addiction vs. A Daughter's Addiction: Gender Differences In Drug Use and Recovery (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids). Things to Know: about marijuana use while pregnant or breastfeeding

This factsheet lists five facts about using marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding. The factsheet is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, and Chinese. View PDF

This title can be ordered from the online ADAI Clearinghouse catalog.

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2018 Annual NAADAC Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot For The Stars from October 5-9 in Houston, TX, will feature breakout sessions in nine different subject tracks, including Practice Management, Co-occurring Disorders, Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Skills, Cultural Humility, Process Addictions, Recovery Support, Education/INCASE, and Peer Recovery. Earn up to 42 CEs. Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 15th.

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

2018 Recovery and Wellness Conference
Date: August 9-10, 2018
Seattle, WA
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Merrill Scott Symposium
Date: August 23-24, 2018
Yakima, WA
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NWATTC Webinar: Substance Use Disorders and Juvenile Justice
Joshua Leblang, EdS and Jacqueline van Wormer, PhD
Date: August 29, 2018, 12-1pm
Register here

Advanced Law and Ethics
Date: September 9, 2018
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Webinar: Depression & Anxiety: Relationship to Stress
Date: September 12, 2018  Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Presented by: Daryn Nelsen-Soza, LICSW-NAMI
Register Now

Counselor Camp
Date: September 14-16, 2018
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Save the Date
MAT for Adolescents with OUD: Practical Insights for Pediatric Settings
Date: September 19, 2018 @ 12 to 1:30 pm
Harborview R&T Building Auditorium

Archive of previous NWATTC webinars
NWATTC Upcoming Trainings in Washington

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and NW Region

Jobs in Washington: See ADAI job page.

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