Special Series on Gambling Disorder

Throughout Problem Gambling Awareness Month, The BASIS is running a Special Series on Gambling Disorder. It begins with an introductory op-ed by Dr. Heather Gray, Senior Editor of The BASIS. Read the introduction 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!    


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

Research Update

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has extended its contract with the Division on Addiction to collaborate and pilot the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) on a national scale. To learn about the CARS-DUI Assessment Project, click here.

STASH Vol. 13(3)

Double whammy? Problem gambling, substance use disorders, and illegal drug use Gambling-related problems co-occur with other mental health issues, but not enough is known about this complicated relationship. This week, as part of our Special Series on Gambling Disorder, STASH reviews a study exploring young adults’ development of these problems over time. Read Double whammy?……

New Publication

Ladouceur, R., Shaffer, P., Blaszczynski, A., & Shaffer, H. J. (2016). Responsible gambling: A synthesis of empirical evidence. Addiction Research & Theory. For more information, visit the Division’s online Library.

Education Spotlight

Research Methods 101 for the Provider: Guide to Critical Research Consumption is the Division’s newest addition to our portfolio of interactive online CME courses offered through Harvard Medical School. Learn more here.

Division News

The BASIS recently launched a new enduring series called First Person: Personal Narratives of Addiction. We will invite individuals to share their stories as a supplement to our weekly science reviews. See the full series here.