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…

ASHES, Vol. 16(8) – All the cool kids are doing it: The relationship between ADHD symptoms, tobacco use and social perceptions of tobacco use during the transition to college

College is a time when many young individuals take up drug use, including tobacco. Another relevant factor in nicotine use is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. This week, ASHES reviews an article by Melissa Dvorsky and colleagues that longitudinally examined the intersections of these two risk factors by looking at the relationship between ADHD symptoms…

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…

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…

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).

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…

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…