Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies (NWIAS) is a non-profit organization established in 1974. We are comprised of an all-volunteer working board of directors who are committed to helping professionals stay current with best practices in addiction treatment. Building on a rich history, NWIAS continues to connect addiction, mental health, and corrections professionals with the latest research and information. We provide nationally- and locally-known presenters at our annual summer conference in the Portland Metropolitan area.
Our mission is to encourage high standards of competence in the treatment of addictions by sponsoring top-quality, affordable educational programs to improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners in the field