Archive

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……

Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School

The Division uses addiction research to build innovative continuing education (CE) courses at Harvard Medical School for a diverse set of learners. Learn more here.

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!    

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.

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(9)

The chicken or the egg? Gambling fallacies and gambling problems Many people with gambling problems overestimate their control over gambling outcomes. Which comes first?  This week, The WAGER reviews a longitudinal study on the relationship between gambling fallacies and gambling-related problems. Read The chicken or the egg? Gambling fallacies and gambling problems

New Publication

Most people use prescription opioid medications responsibly. But a growing number are abusing these drugs; that is, taking a different dose than prescribed, getting the drug from a nonmedical source, such as a relative, friend, or Internet seller, or taking the drug for its psychoactive effects. Why? In addition to their powerful pain relieving effects,……

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.