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PGDF Partners with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on Addiction Conference

May 8, 2017 Events
PGDF Partners with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on Addiction Conference

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce it will partner with leading nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to present Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider. The full-day educational conference, held at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, is presented by Hazelden Betty Ford’s Medical and Professional Education program, with the support of PGDF. Featuring a keynote presentation by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the ...

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Alcohol dependence and depression linked to specific gene in African Americans
October 27, 2017

Alcohol dependence and depression linked to specific gene in African Americans

A gene variant called SEMA3A is significantly associated with the risk of developing both major depression and alcohol dependence in African Americans, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. People with alcohol use disorder (AUD) or major ...

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New telemedicine company aims to control problem drinking
October 23, 2017

New telemedicine company aims to control problem drinking

A new treatment protocol incorporating telemedicine, a mobile app, and recovery coaching to reduce alcohol use privately from home has been launched by Ria Health. Developed by a group of leading addiction experts, Ria Health’s program aims to remove barriers ...

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NIAAA releases new Treatment Navigator
October 6, 2017

NIAAA releases new Treatment Navigator

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released a new online resource to help people find the most appropriate care when looking for treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD).  The Alcohol Treatment Navigator was designed as a ...

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Grantee Profile: Christ School
September 21, 2017

Grantee Profile: Christ School

Founded in Asheville, North Carolina in 1900, Christ School is a boys’ college preparatory school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Christ School’s mission is to produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive ...

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Mindfulness study: 11-minute training reduces drinking
September 14, 2017

Mindfulness study: 11-minute training reduces drinking

Heavy drinkers given 11 minutes of mindfulness training drank less over the week following training than others in the same study who were taught relaxation techniques. “We found that a very brief, simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut ...

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SUMMIT study shows how to integrate addiction treatment into primary care
September 5, 2017

SUMMIT study shows how to integrate addiction treatment into primary care

Researchers who analyzed focus group feedback and interviews with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers found integrated collaborative care to be an effective way to deliver treatment to patients. Their goal was to find the best ways to develop and ...

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Grantee Profile: Miriam’s Kitchen
August 24, 2017

Grantee Profile: Miriam’s Kitchen

Miriam’s Kitchen is a non-profit organization working to end homelessness in Washington, DC. Founded by the Western Presbyterian Church, Unity Church, and the George Washington University Hillel in 1983, the organization’s original purpose was simply to serve breakfast to people ...

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Join the PGDF Fitness Challenge
August 15, 2017

Join the PGDF Fitness Challenge

Join us in celebrating Recovery Month in September, and help us ensure that this year’s grant cycle is a resounding success! We are pleased to announce that we are hosting our inaugural fundraising event, the PGDF Fitness Challenge. Throughout September, ...

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New Resources Available on PGDF.org
August 7, 2017

New Resources Available on PGDF.org

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce the launch of our updated and revised website. Comprehensive updates to the site include: Revised and updated Treatment Guide with over 50 topics and 140 resources Revised Grants section including ...

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