CARS Update

Since its release in June 2017, more than 600 people have registered to use CARS in settings ranging from substance use and DUI treatment programs to court and corrections facilities. During the past year, we released five updates to the tool that improved functionality and enhanced security. Looking ahead, our development team in hard at…

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Congratulations!

We are proud to announce that Debi A. LaPlante, Ph.D., Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction, is the recipient of the 2018 Scientific Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). Share this:

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Education Spotlight

The Division is pleased to announce the re-release of its online Continuing Medical Education course Research Methods 101 for the Provider: A Guide to Critical Research Consumption. This course is designed to increase providers’ competence to critically evaluate research by increasing their knowledge of the scientific method, research design, and common biases. Ideally, improvements in knowledge…

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The DRAM, Vol. 14(11)

Is abstinence necessary for alcohol treatment success? Is total abstinence during alcohol use disorder treatment necessary for treatment success?  This week, The DRAM reviews a prospective study that explored this question. Read Is abstinence necessary for alcohol treatment success? Share this:

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Research News

We are pleased to announce a new dataset that has been included in the Transparency Project. This data comes from a study asking an age-old question about the role of industry funded gambling-related research: are there different characteristics, including design/methodologies of responsible gambling (RG), between studies funded by industry compared to other sources? The Transparency…

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In Memoriam

Our dear friend and colleague, Ms. Tasha Chandler, passed away March 18, 2018. We remember Tasha as a consummate professional and steadfast friend. Her contributions to the Division for the past 10 years have been numerous and central to our success. Tasha began her career at the Division as an administrative research coordinator. Most recently,…

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