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Voices from the Field: Interview with Gary Mendell, Shatterproof
February 28, 2019

Voices from the Field: Interview with Gary Mendell, Shatterproof

Gary Mendell is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. After losing his son Brian to addiction in 2011, Gary founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy ...

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Hangxiety: When Drinking to Overcome Nerves Increases Anxiety
February 18, 2019

Hangxiety: When Drinking to Overcome Nerves Increases Anxiety

Alcohol is commonly used as a means to lower inhibitions and overcome anxiety in social situations. But new research finds that drinking to ease social anxiety can actually backfire and lead to increased anxiety the following day, especially if you ...

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PGDF Featured in Hazelden Betty Ford Annual Report
February 14, 2019

PGDF Featured in Hazelden Betty Ford Annual Report

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Peter Dodge, who is in recovery from alcohol use disorder, started PGDF as a way to expand treatment options, elevate awareness and facilitate access to recovery for those who struggle with alcohol addiction. He is shown here ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: What Happens After Rehab?
January 15, 2019

Treatment Guide Spotlight: What Happens After Rehab?

In our Treatment Guide Spotlight series, we highlight resources that can help solve specific problems and answer questions associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD), using the PGDF Treatment Guide as a tool. While the focus of addiction recovery often centers ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Fall 2018
December 1, 2018

What We’re Reading: News Roundup, Fall 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 quarterly series, we present a digest of notable news from the field. Science ...

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On #GivingTuesday, help those who struggle with alcohol addiction
November 27, 2018

On #GivingTuesday, help those who struggle with alcohol addiction

November 27, 2018 Dear Friend, Those who know me understand why I created the Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF). When I was in my teens and twenties, I had a serious problem with alcohol. It damaged important relationships, jeopardized the ...

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David Lynch Foundation to Honor Peter Dodge at Annual Gala
November 26, 2018

David Lynch Foundation to Honor Peter Dodge at Annual Gala

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce that PGDF Founder Peter Dodge will be honored with a Change Begins Within Award at the 14th Annual David Lynch Foundation (DLF) Benefit and Awards Dinner on Monday, December 10th, ...

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Voices from the Field: Interview with Dr. Fred Muench, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
November 15, 2018

Voices from the Field: Interview with Dr. Fred Muench, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Fred Muench, PhD, is the President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit that supports families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. He is a clinical psychologist with extensive knowledge and understanding of substance ...

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Advancing Medical and Professional Education on Addiction, by Joseph Skrajewski, MA, MFTI
November 9, 2018

Advancing Medical and Professional Education on Addiction, by Joseph Skrajewski, MA, MFTI

Editor’s note: PGDF’s Advisory Council (AC) is comprised of experts from across the field of addiction. In this series, we invite AC members to share their expertise and experience with PGDF constituents. Joseph Skrajewski, MA, MFTI, is executive director of ...

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