Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is a multidisciplinary research
center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to support
and facilitate research and research dissemination in the field
of alcohol and drug abuse. This page lists our current research
projects, which are funded by the National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse
(NIDA), Snohomish County, Washington, the Washington State Division
of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA), and the Washington Traffic
For more ways to view both current and completed research, see the bottom of this page.
- Brief Substance
Abuse Treatment for Homeless Adolescents. Baer, John S [NIDA]
This four-year research program will develop and test a brief
motivational enhancement and service-linking intervention tailored
to the special needs of homeless youth and aimed at encouraging
them to question social influences and assumptions about substance
use, to consider treatment for drug problems, and to make use
of available social services. more...
- Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions for Alcoholism (The COMBINE Study). Donovan, Dennis M [NIAAA]
This project aims to evaluate the independent and interactive effects of naltrexone and acamprosate pharmacological
treatments when combined with one of two types of cognitive behavioral therapies for alcohol-dependent individuals.
- Daily Self-Reports of Injection Drug Use and Risk. Leigh, Barbara C
The purpose of this R21 project is to conduct a pilot study in which injection drug users report daily on their drug use and injection risk behavior, using an innovative technique of computerized telephone interviewing (Interactive Voice Response, or IVR). more...
of the Canoe. Donovan,
M and Lisa Rey Thomas [NCMHD]
This three-year project will plan, implement, and evaluate a community-based
and culturally-based intervention aimed at connecting Native American
youth to their cutlural heritage, as a means to reduce substance
abuse and other health problems. The project will be highly collaborative
with the Suquamish Tribe, a reservation community in the Pacific
- National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network - Pacific
Northwest. Donovan, Dennis M [NIDA]
A multisite network of regional research and training centers
working in conjunction with community-based treatment programs
to implement and evaluate behavioral and pharmacological interventions
with demonstrated efficacy in community-based programs. more...
- Substance Use
and Suicide in Street Youth. Ginzler, Joshua A [NIDA]
This study will examine variables that potentially lead to substance
abuse or suicidality in homeless adolescents, and will examine
whether drug involvement can be described in the same manner for
homeless teens as it can for teens in high school. more...
- Substance Abuse Trends in Washington
State. Banta-Green, Caleb
This project involves the reporting of epidemiology and surveillance
activities related to alcohol and other drug abuse trends in Washington
Lab Data Epidemiology. Banta-Green, Caleb [WSP]
This project will review the cause and manner of deaths involving
methamphetamine in Washington State, and the significance of methamphetamine
use in impaired driving populations. more...
and Condom Use: Different Levels of Measurement. Leigh, Barbara
The purpose of this NIAAA-funded project is to examine the relationship
of alcohol use to condom use from a methodological perspective.
Substance Use and HIV Risk: Event Analysis. Leigh, Barbara
The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship of
substance use to HIV risk behavior among adolescents in their
first sexual encounters compared to more recent encounters. more...
- Alcohol and
Acquaintance Assault Risk Perception. Norris, Jeanette [NIAAA]
This project is conducting a series of experimental studies to
examine the effects of alcohol consumption on cognitive mediation
processes involved in women's perceptions of acquaintance sexual
assault risk, evaluation of their concerns, and their responses
to sexual aggression. more...
and HIV/AIDS Risk-Taking. Norris, Jeanette
N (Co-Investigator) [NIAAA]
The goal of this project is to illuminate the role played by intoxication in decision-making related to infectious diseases. more...
and Women's Cognitive Mediation of HIV Risk Taking. Norris,
Jeanette N [NIAAA]
This project will experimentally investigate alcohol's physiological
and expectancy set effects in young women of drinking age, as
well as the role of alcohol expectancies in 18-20 year old women,
regarding their appraisals of HIV risk, condom negotiation, and
sexual decision making. more...
- Substance Use and HIV Risk . Leigh, Barbara
This project continues Dr. Leigh's ongoing program of research on substance use and HIV risk behavior. more...
Improvement Study. Donovan, Dennis M [WTSC]
This study aims to determine the relationship among drinking behavior,
driving aggression, and driving behaviors though the use of self-reports,
and then to develop and implement a new driver improvement program
designed to reduce drunk driving and driving aggression. more...
Rage. Donovan, Dennis M [WTSC]
This project will study the timely issue of "road rage"
or aggressive driving by analyzing data from the Aggressive Drivers
Apprehension Team (ADAT) database of aggressive driving arrests
and comparing it to state-wide and regional databases about the
general driving population. more...
- Snohomish County Drug Court.
Rutherford, Megan J [Snohomish County, WA]
This project will help evaluate a juvenile drug court in Snohomish County, Washington. The researchers will create a survey form and database of information about the youth who are involved in the drug court. more...
- Development and Evaluation of Context Tailored Training.
Baer, John S [NIDA]
This research is designed to provide standardization and preliminary
data-based support for the "context-tailored" training
model, which theorizes that changes in practice behavior are more
likely to occur in response to training that is tailored to the
invididual's professional needs and accompanied by contextual
processes that reinforce and support changes in clinical practice
- Evidence-Based Practices for Treating Substance Use Disorders.
Sutherland, Nancy [DASA]
The EBP Substance Abuse web site and database is designed to help
treatment providers make informed decisions about which science-based
practices are most appropriate in which circumstances for which
- Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments.
Sutherland, Nancy [DASA)
The Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments web site
and database is intended to help clinicians and researchers find
instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use
and substance use disorders. The database currently has records
about more than 350 instruments and is updated regularly. more...