Events

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Receives Preliminary Study of Patrons’ Use of PlayMyWay Program at Plainridge Park Casino During a public meeting in November 2017, Division staff Drs. Debi LaPlante, Matthew Tom and Timothy Edson Division  presented the preliminary analysis of patron use of the PlayMyWay play management system at Plainridge Park Casino to the Massachusetts…

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Research Update

We are excited to announce the release of CARS–Computerized Assessment and Referral System. CARS is easy-to-use computer-guided mental health assessment that provides immediate diagnostic information for up to 13 major psychiatric disorders. The screening and assessment tool is tied to a report generator accompanied by a referral database. To view the website and tool, visit…

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The DRAM 13(13)

“Please drink responsibly.” So many questions, so few answers. We have all seen messages to “drink responsibly,” but how is this defined and is it even effective? This week the DRAM reviews a research review examining existing research on the effectiveness of responsible drinking messages. Read “Please drink responsibly.” So many questions, so few answers. Share…

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Featured

Dr. Sarah Nelson joined Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss CARS and the pilot program in Wisconsin. Listen to the podcast on the new CARS website. Share this:

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New Publication

The Division has released a new publication! Visit our online library for more. Gray, H. M., Nelson, S. E., Shaffer, H. J., Stebbins, P., & Farina, A. R. (2017). How do homeless adults change their lives after completing an intensive job-skills program? Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 888-905. Share this:

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Education Spotlight

Division Director Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS and other Division-related faculty are featured in Harvard Medical School’s new free online course, OpioidX: The Opioid Crisis in America. Read more here. Share this:

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