Mission, Vision & Values


The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is dedicated to helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction. By increasing treatment options, elevating awareness, and facilitating access, we work to create a new paradigm for what treatment and recovery can be.


We envision a world in which the following ideals are realized:

    • Everyone has access to affordable, best-evidence treatment that is right for their individual circumstances
    • Treatment consists of a continuum of care that is holistic and long-lasting, incorporating multiple strategies to address the biological, behavioral, spiritual and social facets of addiction
    • Reliable information about alcohol addiction, treatment, and life in recovery is readily available
    • Current and future physicians, counselors, social workers, and other service providers have the tools they need to understand and confront addiction compassionately and effectively
    • New, more effective treatments are discovered and implemented, ultimately resulting in methods so effective they are regarded as a cure
    • The physiological basis of addiction is common knowledge, and the general public is well aware of options for treatment

We believe in:

  • Science, evidence, and logic
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Education
  • Scalable solutions
  • Investing in the future