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PGDF Announces Pivot to Public Charity Status, Expanding Grant Program

June 6, 2018 Grants
PGDF Announces Pivot to Public Charity Status, Expanding Grant Program

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce a transformative campaign that will strategically shift the foundation from a private philanthropic endeavor to a national, publicly supported charity, dramatically expanding its grantmaking capacity. “With 88,000 people dying from alcohol-related causes every year, we need to maximize our impact now,” states Executive Director Elizabeth Cairns. “This expansion will allow us to take advantage of the many opportunities we have to make a real difference for families who are struggling ...

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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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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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