Giving Tuesday 2018

This year, Giving Tuesday is November 27, 2018. The Division is raising funds for The BASIS–Brief Addiction Science Information Source–a free resource that summarizes cutting-edge addiction science each week. The BASIS has been around for 23 years and the Division’s fund raising has supported this publication and its expansion during that time. The BASIS is…

CHARGE 2018 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 Gambling Disorder and other problematic gambling behaviors. Stay tuned as we continue to announce upcoming CHARGE activities. Learn more about CHARGE here.  

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…


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…

The DRAM, Vol. 14(12)

Always an alcoholic? Drinking identity transitions in self-directed alcohol recovery This week, as part of our Special Series on Self-Directed Recovery, The DRAM reviews a study that examined the relationship between drinking identity and reduced heavy alcohol use among those in treatment-free alcohol recovery. Read Always an alcoholic? Drinking identity transitions in self-directed alcohol recovery