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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.

Announcing CHARGE 2018!

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 2018 activities, including Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 13, 2018.  

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 22(13)

Gambling disorder: Self-stigma and anticipation Society’s stigmatization of addiction often leads addicted individuals to self-stigmatize, ultimately amplifying their fears and leading them to reject social support and treatment. This week, The WAGER reviews a study that examined how the anticipation of stigma influences self-stigma among people with gambling-related problems. Read Gambling disorder: Self-stigma and anticipation

New Publication

The Division has released a new publication! Visit our online library for more. Gray, H. M., Nelson, S. E., Shaffer, H. J., Stebbins, P., & Farina, A. R. (2017). How do homeless adults change their lives after completing an intensive job-skills program? Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 888-905.

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.

Featured

The Division’s research agenda is driven, in part, by the Syndrome Model of Addiction, an overarching theoretical framework that conceptualizes various expressions of addiction (i.e., chemical or behavioral) as opportunistic disorders that have common underlying etiological factors. Read about The Syndrome Model of Addiction