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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 Spring 2018
May 31, 2018

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

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Peptides, Bugs and Lancets: The Gut-Brain Axis & Alcohol Use Disorder, by Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, MSc
May 25, 2018

Peptides, Bugs and Lancets: The Gut-Brain Axis & Alcohol Use Disorder, by Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, MSc

Editor’s note: PGDF’s Advisory Council (AC) is comprised of experts from across the field of addiction. In this new series, we invite AC members to share their expertise and experience with PGDF constituents. Advisory Council member Dr. Lorenzo Leggio is ...

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Alcohol and Tobacco Cause More Harm Than All Illegal Drugs Combined
May 15, 2018

Alcohol and Tobacco Cause More Harm Than All Illegal Drugs Combined

Alcohol and tobacco are responsible for significantly more deaths than all illicit drugs combined, shows a recent review of global data.  The 2015 review, published in the journal Addiction, found that out of every 100,000 deaths around the world, 110 ...

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Grantee Profile: Alano Club of Portland
April 13, 2018

Grantee Profile: Alano Club of Portland

The Alano Club of Portland is a recovery-oriented community center that provides a welcoming, compassionate and accessible support environment for individuals and families recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other addictive disorders. Located in Portland, Oregon, the organization’s class, meeting, ...

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New Non-Profit Leverages Families to Fight Addiction, by Carrie Wilkens, PhD
March 29, 2018

New Non-Profit Leverages Families to Fight Addiction, by Carrie Wilkens, PhD

Editor’s note: PGDF’s Advisory Council (AC) is comprised of experts from across the field of addiction. In this new series, we invite AC members to share their expertise and experience with PGDF constituents. Our newest member, Dr. Carrie Wilkens, PhD, ...

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Treatment Guide Spotlight: What Is A Mutual Help Group?
March 15, 2018

Treatment Guide Spotlight: What Is A Mutual Help Group?

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. Many people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous ...

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What We’re Reading: News Roundup Winter 2017-18
February 28, 2018

What We’re Reading: News Roundup Winter 2017-18

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 new quarterly series, we present a digest of notable news from the field. ...

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Voices from the Field: Interview with Shari Allwood of SMART Recovery
February 15, 2018

Voices from the Field: Interview with Shari Allwood of SMART Recovery

Shari Allwood has been Executive Director of SMART Recovery for over 23 years, and recently announced that she will be leaving the organization in February 2018. We are honored to have her as our first-ever Voices From the Field interview ...

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PGDF/ DLF Study Results: TM Shows Promise for Relapse Prevention
February 10, 2018

PGDF/ DLF Study Results: TM Shows Promise for Relapse Prevention

Practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) may help prevent relapse in patients who have undergone inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction, according to a new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. The study followed sixty adults with alcohol use disorder ...

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