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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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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The DRAM, Vol. 14(10)

Transcendental Meditation for Alcohol Use Disorder: A helpful treatment component? This week, The DRAM reviews a study that assesses the feasibility and efficacy of incorporating Transcendental Meditation into an inpatient Alcohol Use Disorder treatment program. Read Transcendental Meditation for Alcohol Use Disorder: A helpful treatment component? Share this:

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New Release! Your First Step to Change, 2nd Edition

We are pleased to announce the release of Your First Step to Change, 2nd Edition. This edition is available for download or you can order free print copies from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. The first edition of Your First Step to Change is available electronically for download and…

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Research Spotlight

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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Education Spotlight

The Division is pleased to announce the re-release of its online Continuing Medical Education course “Gambling Disorder in Your Practice: Information and Resources”. Gambling Disorder in Your Practice: Information and Resources is dedicated to increasing provider understanding of disordered gambling and its importance to their practice. This case-based course will include information about the epidemiology and…

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