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PGDF Partners with Hazelden Betty Ford on Addiction Conference

May 8, 2017 Events
PGDF Partners with Hazelden Betty Ford 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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Understanding the Affordable Care Act
June 27, 2017

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Editor’s Note: As Congress prepares to vote on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we at PGDF thought it worth examining the important ways the ACA has affected treatment availability for substance use disorder. In 2014, Drs. A. ...

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Grantee Profile: NCADA-St. Louis
May 31, 2017

Grantee Profile: NCADA-St. Louis

For more than 50 years, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse- Saint Louis Area (NCADA- St. Louis) has worked to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy. Through youth ...

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Study: For those with AUD, it’s easier to quit drinking than to moderate
May 20, 2017

Study: For those with AUD, it’s easier to quit drinking than to moderate

Researchers in Sweden have found that people who enter treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) wanting to quit drinking altogether are more likely to achieve their treatment goal than those whose aim is to reduce and control their drinking. The study ...

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PGDF/ New Day Campaign Speakers Series, Parts 2 & 3
May 10, 2017

PGDF/ New Day Campaign Speakers Series, Parts 2 & 3

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation has completed its three-part Speakers Series in collaboration with the New Day Campaign, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Forum on Alcohol Research and Advocacy (FARA) and the JHU Mental Health ...

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Grantee Profile: Telluride Foundation
April 28, 2017

Grantee Profile: Telluride Foundation

The Telluride Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to enriching quality of life for the residents, visitors, and workforce of the Telluride, Colorado region. Founded in 2000 by owners of the Telluride Ski Area, development of the Foundation was driven ...

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TSRI Study: A step closer to personalizing AUD treatment
April 15, 2017

TSRI Study: A step closer to personalizing AUD treatment

The findings of a recent study conducted at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) could help researchers develop personalized treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and dependence. TSRI scientists found an important difference between the brains of alcohol-dependent and non-alcohol-dependent rats. ...

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PGDF Announces New Grant to DLF for Recovery Program
April 10, 2017

PGDF Announces New Grant to DLF for Recovery Program

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) announces a new grant to support a pilot program at the David Lynch Foundation (DLF) implementing Transcendental Meditation in addiction recovery settings. This $150,000 grant will be disbursed over two years and will support ...

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Asthma drug may be useful in treating AUD
March 22, 2017

Asthma drug may be useful in treating AUD

Ibudilast, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat asthma in Japan, could help treat alcoholism, according to a new study by researchers at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Study participants who took ibudilast experienced reduced alcohol cravings and better ...

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David Wade Joins PGDF Board of Directors
March 14, 2017

David Wade Joins PGDF Board of Directors

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of David Wade to its Board of Directors. David will apply his years of experience helping companies achieve their financial goals to the donor outreach activities of the Foundation. ...

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