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UW Marijuana and Tobacco Treatment Study

Posted over 2 years ago by Pat Sonnenstuhl

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UW Marijuana and Tobacco Treatment Study
The University of Washington is conducting a confidential study seeking adult marijuana and tobacco users who are interested in trying to quit marijuana. The study offers a 12-24 week program that includes a combination of individual and computer assisted counseling sessions. Participants can earn up to $435 over the course of treatment for being abstinent from marijuana.

All services are provided free. Participants must be available to come to our clinic location in Seattle's University District two times per week for twelve to twenty-four weeks and to participate in research assessments (also compensated). For more information on this confidential study, call (206) 616-3235 or email uwmatts@uw.edu

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Resources
The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, in partnership with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Washington Healthy Youth Coalition, is pleased to offer a new DVD: Facts About Marijuana [youtube.com]. This four minute video contains key points in our state law, including limits for impaired driving for adults (zero tolerance for under 21). It also covers how THC affects the teen brain, edibles and their risks, and the risks of marijuana to teen health and safety.

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Trainings/Webinars

August 27-28 ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Olympia) See attached flyer
August 27-28 Merrill Scott Symposium On Alcoholism (Yakima)
August 28 -8:30-10:30 Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ Community (Lacey) See attached flyer
October 12-13 Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment Conference (Yakima)
October 23 -9-3 JBLM Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Conference 2015 See attached flyer
November 17-19 National Prevention Network Conference (Seattle)

TINA GEHRIG
Chemical Dependency Program Assistant
Thurston County Public Health & Social Services
412 Lilly Road NE, Olympia WA 98506
360-867-2509
gehrigt@co.thurston.wa.us
www.countycd.org