Last updated on: 6/19/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of June 28, 2012

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Description:

“Recognizing the need to address the enormous problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse, the University of Washington established the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute in October of 1973 as an interdisciplinary research center in the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center…

The Institute receives financial support from the State of Washington under state Initiative 171, which mandates that a portion of fees collected for certain state liquor licenses be allocated to the two state research universities for research on alcohol and drug abuse, and dissemination of research information. The University of Washington provides additional funding. Research studies are funded primarly through grants and contracts awarded by federal and state agencies, and private foundations.”

“About ADAI,” adai.uw.edu (accessed June 19, 2012)

Mission:

“From its beginning, the mission of the Institute has been to conduct and support substance abuse research at the University of Washington, and disseminate research findings in substance abuse.”

“About ADAI,” adai.uw.edu (accessed June 19, 2012)

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Research Center
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  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, and Similar Mood Disorders?