Foundation Program Sites

Addiction and Dependence Treatment

Implementation Tools

Addiction & Dependence Webinar

Motivational Interviewing in the SBIRT Model


Many Washington State residents struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and our state shows variation in how and whether screening occurs, leaving many patients undiagnosed with no access to treatment. This workgroup met from April 2014 to January 2015 to develop recommendations organized around the following focus areas:

  • Reduction in stigma associated with alcohol and other drug screening, intervention, and treatment
  • Increasing appropriate alcohol and other drug use screening
  • Increasing capacity to provide brief intervention and/or brief treatment for alcohol and other drug misuse
  • Decreasing barriers for facilitating referrals to appropriate treatment facilities
  • Addressing the opioid addiction epidemic

Supporting Materials:

Letter from Health Care Authority Accepting Addiction and Dependence Treatment Report and Recommendations
Addiction and Dependence Treatment Public Comment Summary
Workgroup Charter

Workgroup Members

Charissa Fotinos, MDDeputy Chief Medical OfficerHealth Care Authority
Tom Fritz (Chair)Chief Executive OfficerInland Northwest Health Services
Linda GrantChief Executive OfficerEvergreen Manor
Tim HolmesVice President of Outreach Services and Behavioral Health AdministrationMultiCare Health System
Ray Hsiao, MDCo-Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse ProgramSeattle Children’s Hospital
Scott MunsonExecutive DirectorSundown M Ranch
Rick Ries, MDAssociate DirectorAddiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington
Terry Rogers, MDChief Executive OfficerFoundation for Health Care Quality
Ken StarkDirectorSnohomish County Human Services Department
Jim Walsh, MDPhysicianSwedish Medical Center

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