Updates

Updates

Featured Post

PGDF Announces 2017 Mission Grant Recipients

December 1, 2017 Grants
PGDF Announces 2017 Mission Grant Recipients

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to announce our 2017 Mission Grant recipients. Mission Grants fund work by exemplary non-profit organizations in the United States in alignment with our primary objective: helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) – PGDF will support “Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider,” a one-day conference to be co-hosted by PGDF and HBFF and held in Rancho Mirage, CA in October 2018, featuring ...

more
Choose a Category:
Alcohol advertising banned on NYC transit
November 20, 2017

Alcohol advertising banned on NYC transit

Advertisements for tobacco products were banned on subways, buses, and commuter railroads by the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1992.  The chairman of the M.T.A. at the time, Peter E. Stangl, expressed concerns about free speech, but concluded, “…we ...

Read More ›
Google Restricts Addiction Treatment Ads to Protect Users
November 16, 2017

Google Restricts Addiction Treatment Ads to Protect Users

Searching for reputable addiction treatment providers can be confusing. Many families begin by seeking help online but, according to a recent New York Times article, prosecutors and health advocates have warned that many online searches are leading those seeking help to ...

Read More ›
Grantee Profile: Jewish Community Services
November 5, 2017

Grantee Profile: Jewish Community Services

Jewish Community Services (JCS) is a comprehensive non-profit human service agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. JCS provides a broad range of services that meet the diverse, multi-dimensional needs of individuals and families throughout Central Maryland. JCS was ...

Read More ›
Alcohol dependence and depression linked to specific gene in African Americans
October 27, 2017

Alcohol dependence and depression linked to specific gene in African Americans

A gene variant called SEMA3A is significantly associated with the risk of developing both major depression and alcohol dependence in African Americans, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. People with alcohol use disorder (AUD) or major ...

Read More ›
New telemedicine company aims to control problem drinking
October 23, 2017

New telemedicine company aims to control problem drinking

A new treatment protocol incorporating telemedicine, a mobile app, and recovery coaching to reduce alcohol use privately from home has been launched by Ria Health. Developed by a group of leading addiction experts, Ria Health’s program aims to remove barriers ...

Read More ›
NIAAA releases new Treatment Navigator
October 6, 2017

NIAAA releases new Treatment Navigator

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released a new online resource to help people find the most appropriate care when looking for treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD).  The Alcohol Treatment Navigator was designed as a ...

Read More ›
Grantee Profile: Christ School
September 21, 2017

Grantee Profile: Christ School

Founded in Asheville, North Carolina in 1900, Christ School is a boys’ college preparatory school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Christ School’s mission is to produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive ...

Read More ›
Mindfulness study: 11-minute training reduces drinking
September 14, 2017

Mindfulness study: 11-minute training reduces drinking

Heavy drinkers given 11 minutes of mindfulness training drank less over the week following training than others in the same study who were taught relaxation techniques. “We found that a very brief, simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut ...

Read More ›
SUMMIT study shows how to integrate addiction treatment into primary care
September 5, 2017

SUMMIT study shows how to integrate addiction treatment into primary care

Researchers who analyzed focus group feedback and interviews with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers found integrated collaborative care to be an effective way to deliver treatment to patients. Their goal was to find the best ways to develop and ...

Read More ›