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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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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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