Also of Interest
Proposed Rule to Change Regulations Related to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records. These regulations have not been substantially updated since 1987. Comments on the proposed rule, which hasn't been substantially updated since 1987, must be received no later than April 11. Read more. . .
Chasing Heroin Airs on PBS Frontline. From the streets of Seattle to the halls of power in Washington, this two-hour investigation examines the shifting landscape of America's war on drugs -- and what happens when addiction is treated as a public health issue, not a crime. Streaming free online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/chasing-heroin/.
Recording of Webinar on Synthetic Drug Threats in the US Now Available.
Sponsored by NDEWS, Jill M. Head, Supervisory Chemist in the DEA’s Special Testing and Research Laboratory, discussed the history of synthetic drugs, the evolution of “legal highs” and new psychoactive substances. The webinar was recorded on Feb. 24, 2016, and is archived on the NDEWS website.
NOTICE: The CCC and DSC offices at Emmes will be closed on March 25, 2016. DSC Help Desk staff will not be available that day but will respond to requests when the office reopens on Monday, March 28.
Upcoming Meetings & Trainings
Save the Date! 2016 Addiction Health Services Research Conference, October 13-15, 2016, Seattle, WA. Hosted by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute of the University of Washington and the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Call-for-abstracts and registration coming soon. Visit site.
Free Web-Based Training on Contingency Management.
A NIDA-funded study on Contingency Management for adolescents and their families (outpatient treatment for substance use problems) is seeking participants. The entire cost of the training and support system is provided for agencies or independent counselors that participate in the study. CEUs are available. Visit site.
Webinar: Challenge of Evidence-Based Group Therapy for SUD. NIDA Clinical Coordinating Center webinar presented by Dennis Wendt, PhD, of the Pacific Northwest Node. March 23, 1pm ET. Register and read more. . .
Webinar: The Relationship Between Prescription Opioid Misuse & Heroin Abuse. Sponsored by the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) and featuring Wilson M. Compton, MD, of NIDA and Daniel Cicaarone, MD, MPH of UCSF. Register and read more. . .