Announcing new Division Leadership

The Division is pleased to announce an exciting change in leadership. On February 28, 2019 Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS retired from his role as Director of the Division. Dr. Shaffer will remain active at the Division as a Distinguished Faculty member and in his role on the Harvard Medical School faculty as the Morris…

Mapping the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts: How prescribing practices relate to the incidence of fatal opioid overdoses between 2011-2015

Opportunities for legalized gambling have increased in the United States over the past decade. Massachusetts and New York have both expanded casino gambling and several states have legalized sports betting in recent years, leading to calls to examine gambling within a public health perspective. These trends underscore the importance of understanding the complex nature of…

CHARGE 2019 Is Here!

CHARGE is the Cambridge Health Alliance Readiness for Gambling Expansion initiative. CHARGE activities take place throughout the year, especially during the month of March as we recognize Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Stay tuned as we continue to announce upcoming CHARGE activities.

Research News

The Division is pleased to announce a new research study and partnership: The GVC-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative. This is a 5-years study on gambling and gambling-related problems among patrons of GVC Holdings PLC, the multinational sports bettering and gaming group. Learn more about this study.

Join Our Team

The Division is hiring a Community Health Educator and Post Doc Researcher. Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply here.

Congrats!

We are proud to announce that Debi A. LaPlante, Ph.D., Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction, is the recipient of the 2018 Scientific Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG).

Education Spotlight

The Division is pleased to announce the re-release of its online Continuing Medical Education course Research Methods 101 for the Provider: A Guide to Critical Research Consumption. This course is designed to increase providers’ competence to critically evaluate research by increasing their knowledge of the scientific method, research design, and common biases. Ideally, improvements in knowledge…

CARS Update

Since its release in June 2017, more than 600 people have registered to use CARS in settings ranging from substance use and DUI treatment programs to court and corrections facilities. During the past year, we released five updates to the tool that improved functionality and enhanced security. Looking ahead, our development team in hard at…

Research News

We are pleased to announce a new dataset that has been included in the Transparency Project titled “Gamblers’ perceptions of stakeholder responsibility for minimizing gambling harm.” This data comes from a study with two primary goals: 1) describe the extent to which a sample of casino gamblers holds a distributed sense of responsibility for minimizing gambling…