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Baclofen Approved to Treat AUD in France Despite Inconclusive Evidence
October 25, 2018

Baclofen Approved to Treat AUD in France Despite Inconclusive Evidence

Baclofen, a prescription muscle relaxer and anti-spastic agent developed in the 1970’s, is sometimes used as an off-label treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), and has been widely used in France for this purpose. By 2013, over 200,000 French people ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: How Can Counseling Help?
September 20, 2018

Treatment Guide Spotlight: How Can Counseling Help?

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. There are many approaches to treating ...

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PGDF Founder Peter Dodge Launches New Initiative for Aspiring Philanthropists
September 4, 2018

PGDF Founder Peter Dodge Launches New Initiative for Aspiring Philanthropists

Peter Dodge and PGDF are pleased to announce the launch of Young Philanthropists Initiative (YPI). This new program will engage those under 50 years old with $50M or more in assets, asking them to commit to allocating at least 50% ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup Summer 2018
August 31, 2018

What We’re Reading: News Roundup Summer 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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Rallying FOR or Rallying AGAINST? Why It Matters. By Patty McCarthy Metcalf, MS
August 31, 2018

Rallying FOR or Rallying AGAINST? Why It Matters. By Patty McCarthy Metcalf, MS

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. Patty McCarthy Metcalf, MS, is the Executive Director ...

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The Scale of the Problem: Alcohol vs. Opioids, by Jan Gryczynski, PhD
August 20, 2018

The Scale of the Problem: Alcohol vs. Opioids, by Jan Gryczynski, PhD

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. Dr. Jan Gryczynski is a Senior Research Scientist ...

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Grantee Profile: McLean Hospital 2017-2018
July 31, 2018

Grantee Profile: McLean Hospital 2017-2018

Editor’s note: This is the second PGDF grant and Grantee Profile featuring McLean Hospital. Founded in 1811 and located in Belmont, Massachusetts, McLean Hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness and substance use disorders. Researchers ...

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Nearly Half of Adults Who Drink Alcohol in the US Are Drinking at Harmful Levels
July 20, 2018

Nearly Half of Adults Who Drink Alcohol in the US Are Drinking at Harmful Levels

A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) has found that of American adults who drink alcohol, about 40 percent drink at levels associated with negative health consequences, and without intervention they are likely to ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: Can Medications Help Manage Alcohol Use?
June 15, 2018

Treatment Guide Spotlight: Can Medications Help Manage Alcohol Use?

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. Experts in the field agree that clinicians ...

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