ADAI eNews
December 6, 2018    

Help NAADAC Plan the 2019 Northwest Regional Conference!

NAADAC, with their Northwest Region Affiliates (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming), is in the early stages of planning the 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Conference.  This conference is set for June 13-15, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. 

As an addiction professional, your input is invaluable!  They ask that you complete this survey to help guide them in developing an educational and informative event.

Please Take the Survey

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Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three necessary steps to complete prior to utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center, which include a review of the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, position on the role of families, and support networks.

Download: Finding Quality Treatment for SUD

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Research Updates

Written by Butler Center for Research staff, brief, topic-specific summaries discuss current research on topics of interest within the drug abuse and addiction treatment field. These are the two newest available:

Does socioeconomic advantage lessen the risk of adolescent substance use?

Using Telehealth for Addiction Treatment

View other recent updates, or view the archived updates here.

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Also of Interest

Please note: The ADAI Clearinghouse email has changed to

Find the Perfect Gift During NAADAC's Holiday Bookstore Sale (NAADAC).

Giving Patients a Voice in Their Mental Health Care Before They’re Too Ill to Have a Say (New York Times).

How's your mental health? Ending the suicide epidemic begins by caring for ourselves (USA Today).

Meth-Related Hospitalizations Skyrocketing in the United States (Partnership News Service).

Meth Use Among Pregnant Women on the Rise (Partnership News Service).

More School Districts Provide Counseling for Students Affected by Family Opioid Use (Partnership News Service).

ATTC Educational Packages for Opioid Use Disorders

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office, funded by SAMHSA, has designed three competency-based guides to raise awareness of resources available to build the capacity of the workforce to address the opioid crisis.

The digital guides are relevant to counselors and psychologists, social workers, peer support workers, and other behavioral health professionals who intersect with people at risk for misuse of, or who are already misusing, opioids.  

More Information 

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NAADAC's On-Demand HIV/Bloodborne Pathogen Webinar Series

Addiction counselors and allied service providers have an ethical obligation to protect their clients, their communities, and themselves through infection and disease containment. In addition, all National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) national credentials require at least six hours of HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens-specific education.

View a three part on-demand webinar series on HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens presented by Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP.

Earn up to 6 CEs on your schedule, at home or in the office, wherever you have a computer, tablet, or phone!

More Information

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

CDPWS Meeting: Seattle Region
Presenter: Ernestine Rombouts - Self-Care for the Clinician  
Date: December 7, 2018 @ 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Hotel California By the Sea
1601 114th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Webinar: Overlapping Issues: Domestic & Sexual Violence, Mental Health, Trauma & Substance Use
Date: December 12, 2018 at 12:00 to 1:30 pm
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Trauma-Informed Integrative Care for Marginalized Populations
Date: December 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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NWATTC Webinar: Addressing High-Risk Sexual Behavior among People in SUD Treatment: Tips for Counselors
Date: December 19, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
NWATTC webinars

Humor Matters: Clinical Applications of Humor in Treatment
Date: January 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
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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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