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October 2, 2018    

2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

These new reports and detailed tables present estimates in the U.S. from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

View the recorded presentation about the NSDUH data and webcast slides presented by Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use.

The 2017 Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators report summarizes the following:

  • Substance use (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the misuse of opioids, prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives)
  • Initiation of substance use
  • Perceived risk from substance use
  • Substance use disorders
  • Any mental illness, serious mental illness, and major depressive episode
  • Suicidal thoughts, plans, and non-fatal attempts for adults ages 18 or older
  • Substance use treatment and mental health service use

Further reading:

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Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the opioid crisis and recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse and promote recovery.

The report also provides the latest data on prevalence of substance misuse, opioid misuse, opioid use disorder and overdoses.

For the full document visit

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Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair

Join the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for a Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair on October 17, from 6:45 PM to 10:15 PM ET. More than 100 healthcare organizations will be online recruiting for 1,000+ behavioral health vacancies.

Learn about these healthcare organizations’ clinical environments, the populations they serve, and the rewards of providing care in their communities. Jobs are available across the U.S.

Register now to network with employers from across the country.

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"Dine Out for Mental Health," October 7-13

Dine at a variety of restaurants during Mental Illness Awareness Week which will donate a percentage to NAMI Washington to support the work of our programs and our affiliates.

October 7-13: Dine at California Pizza Kitchen in Bellevue or Northgate, print and present this flyer and NAMI WA will receive 20% of your tab! As many times as you want to eat there!

October 8: Mention NAMI WA at any Heavy Group Restaurant (Purple, Barrio, The Commons, Pablo & Pablo, Claret Wine Bar, Meet the Moon) and NAMI WA will receive 10% of your tab Download this flyer to share with friends!

October 9 (revised date!): Mention NAMI WA at Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge and NAMI WA will receive 10% of your tab.

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Also of Interest

Death Rates From Drug Overdoses Began to Rise Years Before Opioid Crisis (Partnership News Service).

HHS Awards $50 Million to Assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Efforts Combating the Opioid Overdose Epidemic (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

The HEALing Communities Study: Using Science to Address the Opioid Crisis (National Institute on Drug Abuse).

Harmful Use of Alcohol Kills More Than 3 Million People Each Year, Most of Them Men (World Health Organization).





Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Community Approaches and Resources

Join the Seattle Public Library for an evening of presentations and Q&A from local experts on the opioid epidemic. The program will provide members of the community with an overview of the opioid epidemic and community approaches for addressing the epidemic. Prevention strategies and key resources will be highlighted.

The program is free and open to the public. ASL interpreted event.

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 5-6:30pm for information resource tables; 6:30-8pm for presentations and Q&A
Location: Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.


Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW
Principal Research Scientist and Interim Director
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

Renae Bouvion, MPH
Acting Regional Health Administrator - Region 10, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Marc Garth Green
Deputy Chief, Seattle Police Department

For more information, View event web page.

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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 Meeting
Date: October 5, 2018
Presenter: David Flack: The Trauma-Informed SUD Counselor
More information

Co-Occurring Disorders Conference
Date: October 15-16, 2018
More information

Washington State Public Health Association Annual Conference
Date: October 15 - 17, 2018
More information

QPRT: Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Management Training
Date: October 19, 2018
More information

NWATTC Webinar Series: Harm Reduction: An Organizing Framework to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Date: October 24, 2018 12-1pm (PT)
Susan Collins, PhD; HARRT Center, UW
Register now

Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals 21st Annual Conference
Date: October 26, 2018
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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