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…

Join Our Team

Now Hiring! The Division is hiring a Post Doc Researcher and a Research Coordinator. Read more about these opportunities and apply here.

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…

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.

ASHES, Vol. 15(6)

ASHES, Vol. 15(6) – I think, therefore I try: Perceptions about e-cigarette harm and addictiveness as predictors of e-cigarette use This week, ASHES reviews a study that explored how perceptions about e-cigarettes relate to e-cigarette use among a nationally representative sample. Visit The BASIS to read I think, therefore I try: Perceptions about e-cigarette harm and…

Gambling Disorder Screening Day 2019

The 6th Gambling Disorder Screening Day was Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Thank you to all of our current and past supporters and hosts who have worked with the Division to advance Gambling Disorder Screening Day. If you would like to be listed on our website as a supporter with a link to your website, email info@divisiononaddiction.org….

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.  

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…