Division Archive

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….

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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