ADAI eNews
May 2019    

MAT LocatorMAT Locator: Tool to Find Treatment for Opioid Addiction in WA

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Locator is an online map showing where people can get medications like Buprenorphine and Methadone to treat opioid addiction.

The searchable map shows hundreds of clinics in WA State that have opioid addiction treatments and overdose reversal drugs. It also shows how close the clinics are, if they offer counseling, and if they take Medicaid or cash payments.

The tool is run by Washington Recovery Help Line; it was developed with help from the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute. According to ADAI's Caleb Banta-Green, with the new map, "a person can call and get set up the first time to a really good fit" for their treatment needs.

The MAT Locator works on mobile devices and computers.

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CE Activity: Overdose Deaths among Women in U.S.

CDC MMWRCDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal is to inform clinicians of overdose death rates among U.S. women aged 30–64, from 1999–2017, overall and by drug subcategories, and clinical implications for members of the health care team. CDC surveillance is the basis for this activity.

This activity is intended for internists, emergency medicine practitioners, family medicine practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, psychiatrists, public health officials, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team who care for women who might be at risk for drug overdose. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. describe overall rates of overdose death among U.S. women aged 30–64 years during 1999–2017;
  2. determine rates of overdose death by drug subcategories among U.S. women aged 30–64 years during 1999–2017; and
  3. describe clinical implications of overdose death rates among U.S. women aged 30–64 years during 1999–2017.

To access this free MMWR/Medscape CE activity, visit If you are not a registered user on Medscape, register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all CE activities and other Medscape features.

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Also of Interest:

Kratom: What is it, Who's Using it, and Why? (Research Recovery Inst, Mass General Hospital)

Updated Inventory of Programs for Prevention and Treatment of Youth Cannabis Use (WSIPP, Dec. 2018)

Consumption of Alcohol Beverages and Binge Drinking Among Pregnant Women Aged 18–44 Years — United States, 2015–2017 (CDC)

Tulalip's Wellness Court helps Nonviolent Offenders with Drug Charges Connect to Tribal Culture (UW News)

County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox (NPR)

Women are Drinking More than They Used To (The Lily, WA Post)

NAADAC NW Regional Conf.,
June 13-15, 2019

NAADAC and its Northwest affiliates are excited to announce the 2019 Northwest Regional Conference: Embracing the Future.

This three-day conference is scheduled from June 13 through June 15, 2019 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, OR. The conference will feature three intensive days of training sessions with national trainers such as Carlo DiClemente, PhD and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, as well as local experts David Dickinson, MA (SAMHSA Region 10 Administrator) and Michelle Peavy, PhD (ETS).  Earn up to 24 CEs!

The full conference schedule is now available!

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Trainings, Events & Webinars

Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference June 13-15
Vancouver, WA

Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj)
July 26-28
Vancouver, WA

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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