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The Division’s research agenda is driven, in part, by the Syndrome Model of Addiction, an overarching theoretical framework that conceptualizes various expressions of addiction (i.e., chemical or behavioral) as opportunistic disorders that have common underlying etiological factors. Read about The Syndrome Model of Addiction   Share this:

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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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ASHES 13(12)

Are cigarette prices and smoking bans effective levers for change? Policymakers and advocates often argue that increasing the “cost” of smoking, such as by increasing cigarette prices, causes individuals to smoke less. This week ASHES reviews a study that followed individuals over time to see how such policy changes related to smoking behavior. Read Are cigarette…

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Events

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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