The Division offers education and training, informed by the Syndrome Model of Addiction, to a diverse group of learners, including health care providers, policy makers, and scientists. Through its continuing medical education, faculty development courses, and course materials and webinars, the Division provides a meaningful voice within the public health and medical communities. We also reach the general public through our research blog, public forums and educational activities, and community-based training and capacity building initiatives.
Education & Training
What is Addiction?
In this Harvard Health Review article, the Division’s Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS discusses addiction stigma, addiction as a syndrome, and pathways to recovery.
The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS)
We provide weekly summaries of current, peer-reviewed addiction science articles through this free resource.
Read more The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS)
Current Education Projects
The Division is supporting numerous addiction-related training, education, and capacity building initiatives with partners across Massachusetts.
The Division offers a collection of evidence-based course materials on a variety of addiction-related concepts, made freely available to the public.
On Demand Video Library
Watch our video series Ask An Expert: How Can Providers Better Promote and Provide Problem Gambling Services to Asian American Community Members.
The Division hosts webinars for a variety of audiences that cover range of addiction-related topics, some of which are freely available to the public.
Test your addiction knowledge with our free quizzes on topics ranging from Gambling Disorder to how drugs and alcohol affect the developing brain.
Global Office Hours
This initiative brings virtual guidance to students, young investigators, and other early-career scholars interested in psychology, addiction, and gambling.
Contact Us for a Training
Individuals and organizations can contact the Division to request a Division-led training or to learn more about the types of trainings we offer.