The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington has 3 new positions available in research projects involving community-based research and health disparities among American Indian tribal groups. In addition, several other UW departments are currently seeking staff for addiction related research projects.
These journal issues were received recently in the ADAI Library. Click on links to connect to the table of contents.
Addiction Messenger (Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care)10(11) Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research31(12) American Journal of Public Health97(12) Journal of Psychoactive Drugs39(3) Psychology of Addictive Behaviors21(4)
The use of Hythiam's Prometa protocol by the Pierce County Drug Court has received recent national attention. In Sunday's Chicago Tribune (reprinted in numerous newspapers, including the Seattle Times), reporter Deborah Shelton addressed some of the controversies surrounding the therapy, which involves the off-label administration of three drugs in tandem to treat methamphetamine and other addictions. Supporters claim the treatment is extremely effective at curbing cravings; detractors say more research is needed. The treatment has not received FDA approval, but several studies are currently underway to try to determine its effectiveness.
In addition, CBS's 60 Minutes featured a segment on Prometa, including an interview with a local Tacoma man who says Prometa is the only thing that has worked in treating his 20 year addiction to methamphetamine.
Last month, the Pierce County Council in Tacoma pulled the funding for Prometa after a report concluded there was little evidence to support its effectiveness.