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PGDF/ DLF Study Results: TM Shows Promise for Relapse Prevention

February 10, 2018 Grants
PGDF/ DLF Study Results: TM Shows Promise for Relapse Prevention

Practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) may help prevent relapse in patients who have undergone inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction, according to a new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. The study followed sixty adults with alcohol use disorder (AUD) for 3 months after finishing inpatient treatment. Half were taught TM while at the treatment facility, while the other half received usual care. The study found that acceptability and uptake of TM was high: At follow-up, 85% of those ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup 12/2017 – 2/2018
February 28, 2018

What We’re Reading: News Roundup 12/2017 – 2/2018

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 new quarterly series, we present a digest of notable news from the field. ...

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Voices from the Field: Interview with Shari Allwood of SMART Recovery
February 15, 2018

Voices from the Field: Interview with Shari Allwood of SMART Recovery

Shari Allwood has been Executive Director of SMART Recovery for over 23 years, and recently announced that she will be leaving the organization in February 2018. We are honored to have her as our first-ever Voices From the Field interview ...

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PGDF Announces New Date for Primary Care Provider Conference
February 1, 2018

PGDF Announces New Date for Primary Care Provider Conference

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce a new date for its partnership with leading nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to present Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider. The full-day educational conference, to ...

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Grantee Profile: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
January 15, 2018

Grantee Profile: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families cope with their son’s or daughter’s substance use. Based in New York City, this nonprofit organization is best known for groundbreaking PSA work, educating parents and mobilizing volunteers to help ...

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SAMHSA’s Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP) Suspended
January 12, 2018

SAMHSA’s Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP) Suspended

The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) has been indefinitely suspended by federal health officials. Since 1997, NREPP has listed effective, science-based interventions for behavioral health issues, including the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: Do I Have A Problem?
January 5, 2018

Treatment Guide Spotlight: Do I Have A Problem?

In our Treatment Guide Spotlight series, we highlight resources that can help solve specific problems and answer questions associated with alcohol and alcohol use disorder, using the PGDF Treatment Guide as a tool. Below, we explore the introductory section on ...

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PGDF Announces 2017 Mission Grant Recipients
December 1, 2017

PGDF Announces 2017 Mission Grant Recipients

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce our 2017 Mission Grant recipients. Mission Grants fund work by exemplary non-profit organizations in the United States in alignment with our primary objective: helping people lead lives free from the ...

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Alcohol advertising banned on NYC transit
November 20, 2017

Alcohol advertising banned on NYC transit

Advertisements for tobacco products were banned on subways, buses, and commuter railroads by the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1992.  The chairman of the M.T.A. at the time, Peter E. Stangl, expressed concerns about free speech, but concluded, “…we ...

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Google Restricts Addiction Treatment Ads to Protect Users
November 16, 2017

Google Restricts Addiction Treatment Ads to Protect Users

Searching for reputable addiction treatment providers can be confusing. Many families begin by seeking help online but, according to a recent New York Times article, prosecutors and health advocates have warned that many online searches are leading those seeking help to ...

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