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September 15, 2019 Grants
Everyone knows someone with AUD. Support PGDF today.

Dear Friend, Chances are, you know someone with alcohol addiction. Everyone is affected by alcohol addiction, through a friend or family member, one’s own journey, or simply from a public health perspective. An estimated 17 million people in the United States meet criteria for alcohol use disorder (AUD). By anyone’s assessment, that’s an epidemic. Alcohol addiction costs lives, burdens the economy, and shatters families. The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is the only non-governmental, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting recovery ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Summer 2019
August 30, 2019

What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Summer 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.   ...

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Dementia Risk Tripled for Female Veterans with AUD
July 25, 2019

Dementia Risk Tripled for Female Veterans with AUD

The number of women in the military is increasing and is expected to double by the year 2045. Women currently make up about 9 percent of the United States military population; that number is expected to rise to 18 percent ...

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More Research Needed on Teen Screening Practices
June 15, 2019

More Research Needed on Teen Screening Practices

In the United States, excessive drinking is responsible for 88,000 deaths per year and costs the country almost $250 billion annually. More than 4,300 adolescent deaths each year are attributable to excessive drinking. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Spring 2019
June 1, 2019

What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Spring 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.   ...

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News from the Field: Partnership For Drug-Free Kids and Center On Addiction Announce Merger
May 15, 2019

News from the Field: Partnership For Drug-Free Kids and Center On Addiction Announce Merger

Our friends at Partnership for Drug Free Kids and Center on Addiction (formerly known as CASA) recently announced that they are merging. As Center on Addiction, they are poised to combine their research expertise with media acumen and family-focused programming ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: Friends & Family
April 15, 2019

Treatment Guide Spotlight: Friends & Family

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 (AUD), using the PGDF Treatment Guide as a tool. Drug and alcohol addiction cause a ...

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

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 ...

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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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