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The Division is looking for an individual to provide research and administrative support to key members of the research team conducting addiction-related research. For more information and to apply, click here. Cambridge Health Alliance is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Share this:

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…

The WAGER, Vol. 22(8)

Game selection: Alexithymia and depression in strategic and non-strategic gamblers Sometimes people gamble not for the fun of it, but to manage or escape from negative emotions. This can spiral into excessive gambling or even a gambling disorder. This week, The WAGER reviews a study examining the game preferences and gambling disorder symptoms of people…


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:

New Publication

Shaffer, H. J. (2017, June 19). What is Addiction?  [Blog post]. Retrieved from Share this:

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: