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PGDF Outlines New Programs In Pivot to Public Charity Status

March 15, 2019 Grants
PGDF Outlines New Programs In Pivot to Public Charity Status

A letter from PGDF Executive Director Elizabeth Cairns: Dear Friends, As part of our ongoing strategic shift from private foundation to public charity, the Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is developing several new initiatives that clarify and enhance the ways in which we carry out our mission. Over the past year, we have invested our resources in infrastructure that ultimately will allow our substantial growth. This infrastructure included: Building a fundraising program from the ground up through contracting with staff ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup Winter 2018-2019
March 4, 2019

What We’re Reading: News Roundup Winter 2018-2019

We at PGDF are always scouring the news for the latest on science, policy, opinion, and culture related to alcohol use disorder and its treatment. In this quarterly series, we present a digest of notable news from the field. Science ...

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Naltrexone: Review Shows AUD Medication to Be Safe
March 1, 2019

Naltrexone: Review Shows AUD Medication to Be Safe

Naltrexone is a medication that is FDA-approved for the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and opioid use disorder. It is an opioid antagonist that works by blocking the euphoric effects of alcohol, which can lead to decreased craving.  The ...

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Voices from the Field: Interview with Gary Mendell, Shatterproof
February 28, 2019

Voices from the Field: Interview with Gary Mendell, Shatterproof

Gary Mendell is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. After losing his son Brian to addiction in 2011, Gary founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy ...

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Hangxiety: When Drinking to Overcome Nerves Increases Anxiety
February 18, 2019

Hangxiety: When Drinking to Overcome Nerves Increases Anxiety

Alcohol is commonly used as a means to lower inhibitions and overcome anxiety in social situations. But new research finds that drinking to ease social anxiety can actually backfire and lead to increased anxiety the following day, especially if you ...

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PGDF Featured in Hazelden Betty Ford Annual Report
February 14, 2019

PGDF Featured in Hazelden Betty Ford Annual Report

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Peter Dodge, who is in recovery from alcohol use disorder, started PGDF as a way to expand treatment options, elevate awareness and facilitate access to recovery for those who struggle with alcohol addiction. He is shown here ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: What Happens After Rehab?
January 15, 2019

Treatment Guide Spotlight: What Happens After Rehab?

In our Treatment Guide Spotlight series, we highlight resources that can help solve specific problems and answer questions associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD), using the PGDF Treatment Guide as a tool. While the focus of addiction recovery often centers ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Fall 2018
December 1, 2018

What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Fall 2018

We at PGDF are always scouring the news for the latest on science, policy, opinion, and culture related to alcohol use disorder and its treatment. In this quarterly series, we present a digest of notable news from the field. Science ...

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On #GivingTuesday, help those who struggle with alcohol addiction
November 27, 2018

On #GivingTuesday, help those who struggle with alcohol addiction

November 27, 2018 Dear Friend, Those who know me understand why I created the Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF). When I was in my teens and twenties, I had a serious problem with alcohol. It damaged important relationships, jeopardized the ...

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David Lynch Foundation to Honor Peter Dodge at Annual Gala
November 26, 2018

David Lynch Foundation to Honor Peter Dodge at Annual Gala

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce that PGDF Founder Peter Dodge will be honored with a Change Begins Within Award at the 14th Annual David Lynch Foundation (DLF) Benefit and Awards Dinner on Monday, December 10th, ...

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