We’re Hiring!

The Division on Addiction is hiring a Community Health Educator!  The Community Health Educator will be a thought partner for and key contributor to the Division’s professional and community-based capacity building and public health initiatives. This individual will work with an interdisciplinary team of Harvard Medical School faculty and research associates to help build a…

Division on Addiction

Alleviating addiction-related social, medical, and economic burdens through research, education, training, and outreach.

Outreach News

The Division is pleased to announce that Division Director, Debi LaPlante, PhD and Director of Academic Affairs, Heather M. Gray, PhD were sworn in to the New Hampshire Council for Responsible Gambling on January 22, 2019. Drs. LaPlante and Gray, both Harvard Medical School faculty, joined Ed Talbot, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council…

The WAGER, Vol. 25(8) – Gambling in the time of COVID-19: Mental health, substance use, and financial distress among high-risk online gamblers

The world is still struggling to understand COVID-19. Even less is known about the pandemic’s secondary effects, including those related to mental health and addiction. The negative social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened anxiety and depression, financial distress, isolation, and substance use – raising concerns about possible implications for problem gambling…

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.

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…