Announcing the Release of CARS

For the past six years, the Division on Addiction has collaborated with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) to develop a mental health screening and assessment tool that can be used in programs that work with DUI offenders and beyond. Today, we are excited to be able to make that tool, the Computerized Assessment……

Special Series on Addiction among the LGBTQ Community

Throughout the month of May, The BASIS will be running a Special Series on Addiction among the LGBTQ Community.  Stay tuned!

CHARGE 2017 Is Here!

Join us throughout the month of March for CHARGE: Cambridge Health Alliance Readiness for Gambling Expansion as we recognize Problem Gambling Awareness. Take a moment to learn more about CHARGE and stay tuned as we announce CHARGE 2017 activities, including Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 14th.  

The Division Turns 25

The Division on Addiction is proud to announce its 25th anniversary. Throughout the year, we will be sharing some of our best work throughout our 25 years. Stay tuned!    


Thank you to everyone who participated in Gambling Disorder Screening Day 2017! Learn more about Screening Day here.

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 DRAM, Vol. 13(7)

Extra walls: GLB individuals and additional barriers to alcohol treatment Do gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals experience extra barriers to seeking treatment for addiction? This week, as a part of our Special Series on Addiction among the LGBTQ+ Community, The DRAM reviews a study of that addressed this question. Read Extra walls: GLB individuals and……

New Publication

Shaffer, H. J., Blaszczynski, A., & Ladouceur, R. (2017). Truth, alternative facts, narrative, and science: What is happening to responsible gambling and Gambling Disorder? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi: 10.1007/s11469-017-9779-2 For more information, visit the Division’s online Library.

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.

Now Hiring!

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.