ADAI eNews
September 6, 2018    

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and celebrate people in recovery.

This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community," explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. The observance will work to highlight inspiring stories to help people from all walks of life find the path to hope, health, and wellness.

Find toolkits, an event calendar, and a variety of resources to share at

Recovery Month Event for Okanogan County Saturday, September 22, 2018. For more details contact OBHC at (509)826-6191, or visit their Facebook page. Click here for a downloadable flyer.

Recovery Month Event for Skagit County
Solution to Addiction
Wed, September 26, 2018 from 3:30PM - 8:00PM
Swinomish Casino & Lodge
More information

A few miscellaneous recovery resources:

  • The science and advocacy behind changing the language in our field has influenced leading healthcare associations, most government agencies, and the AP Stylebook. Now, it’s getting attention from the big book of words itself. In a 90-second video, addresses the question, “What’s Wrong with the Word Addict?

  • A new Pew Research Center survey shows Americans overwhelmingly view drug addiction as a problem in their local communities. That’s true whether they live in urban, suburban, or rural areas.

  • Two national goals we should all be pursuing are reduced addiction rates and increased recovery rates. As a nation, we haven’t moved the dial much on either of those metrics. So, what will it take to make progress possible? Hugh Guill at Young People in Recovery paints a nice vision of recovery-ready communities.

  • Recovery Boys, a new film debuting on Netflix, follows four men through 18 months of treatment and recovery.

  • The latest from William White: Changing the Water and Recovery in the Midst of Chaos, an excerpt from his book Recovery Rising.

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Job Opportunity - Spokane

invites applications for the position of:
Addiction Studies Instructor - Tenure Track
See full job description

Jobs in Washington: See ADAI job page.

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Also of Interest

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day (National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

National Addiction Professionals Day on September 20th (The Association for Addiction Professionals).

The National Council on Problem Gambling is currently recruiting committed and energized volunteers to participate in its committees. These committees help develop and advise on critical programs and initiatives that advance our shared mission to assist all those affected by problem gambling. More information.

The latest DOTS Bulletin, "Methamphetamine, but No Fentanyl, Found in Opiate-Positive Specimens from a Corpus Christi, Texas, Residential Treatment Center; Multiple Drugs Found in Every Specimen," is now available on the NDEWS website:

The Drug Outbreak Testing Service (DOTS) pilot study supports local experts and public health agencies experiencing a drug outbreak to identify the drug(s) behind the outbreak by providing free urinalyses of specimens already obtained from affected persons. Information about the DOTS methodology and previous DOTS Bulletins are available on the NDEWS website:

Telling Overdose Prevention Stories Through Comics: A Conversation with the Artist (Public Health - Seattle & King County).

How Can We Better Support Physicians in Addressing the Opioid Crisis? (National Institute on Drug Abuse).

Opioid Addiction Is a Full-on Public Health Crisis But the Senate Isn't Acting That Way (Opinion) (US Today).

Researchers Identify Key Brain Circuits for Reward-Seeking and Avoidance Behavior (National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

No Amount of Alcohol is Good for Your Overall Health, Global Study Says (CNN).




2018 Annual NAADAC Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot For The Stars, held 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.

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NAADAC Is Seeking Nominations for Legislative Awards

The NAADAC Public Policy Committee is seeking nominations for two legislative awards to be made at the Advocacy in Action Conference on November 12th at the Gaylord National Harbor. Please submit a letter from your Affiliate regarding your nomination that addresses the demonstrated qualities of your nominee.   

Please send nominations and supporting documentation to The extended deadline for nominations is September 15th, 2018.
Emerging Leaders Award
This award is made to state or national organizations that have demonstrated innovative thinking, a commitment to the advancement of the public’s understanding of addiction, exemplary leadership qualities, and a significant impact on the local, state or national community.

Sen. Harold E. Hughes Advocate of the Year Award
Named after Harold E. Hughes, an Iowa governor, United States senator, and lifelong advocate for treatment, research and recovery, this award is presented to a NAADAC member in recognition of outstanding public advocacy for addiction professionals and the clients they serve.

For more information about the 2018 Advocacy in Action Conference, visit:

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King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:00-8:30 PM
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall 301 Mercer Street (at 3rd Ave N), Seattle.

Free and open to everyone! More Information.

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

CDPWS Region 4 and Region 5 Meeting
Date: September 7, 2018
More information

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

Webinar: Understanding Gambling Disorder: New Research Trends
Date: September 12, 2018 @ 12 - 1 p
More information

Behavioral Health Integration: The Integrative Care Approach
Date: September 14th, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vancouver, WA 
More information

Counselor Camp
Date: September 14-16, 2018
More information

Webinar: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
Date: September 26, 2018 @ 12 - 1 pm
More information

ATTC Webinar: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among People Who Use Substances
Wednesday, September 26 @ 12 - 1pm
More information

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.

Missed a previous newsletter? Treatment Update Archive.





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