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Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery & Education

7764 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-9215
Fax: 603-646-9151

Core DCARE Activities

DCARE Connection

The DCARE Connection

The DCARE Connection seeks to promote creative solutions to reducing harmful use of alcohol and other drugs through network building and information sharing. Feedback, ideas, and news are actively invited.

Read the DCARE Connection online at News & Events.

University Seminars

The University Seminar on Substances and Addiction brings together faculty and invited students with special interest in the fields of substances, addiction and recovery from diverse departments and offices across the Dartmouth system. It is intended to raise awareness of clinical, research, policy and other activities at Dartmouth related to the addictions field and to increase opportunities for networking and collaboration. The University Seminar usually meets monthly during the academic year and alternates between the Hanover Inn and the DHMC campus in order to engage faculty from both medical and academic departments. The Seminar is opened with a presentation by an invited speaker and followed by dinner and discussion. For further information:

C. Everett Koop Scholars are selected for community service in the field of addiction medicine, education in addiction medicine beyond College or Medical School requirements, and commitment to continued work in the addiction medicine field. Scholars are scheduled to meet with Dr. Koop on a regular basis throughout the year. They will also receive educational materials from Dr. Koop, and will be invited guests at relevant functions sponsored by the Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery and Education.

Work of Dr. Koop

DCARE Symposia and Conferences

The Annual Dartmouth Symposium on Substance Use

Each spring, DCARE hosts a symposium on a substance use topic of current interest for a broad audience of interested persons, including addictions professionals, Dartmouth faculty and students, general healthcare providers, educators and other community members. It is open to the public and draws an audience from across the state. The symposium is often co-sponsored with others in the Dartmouth system or the community. The 2009 Symposium will explore scientific and sociocultural issues that shape the U.S. minimum legal drinking age. More information will be posted as it is available.

New Hampshire Conference on Addiction Medicine for General Healthcare Providers

For the past two years, DCARE has sponsored a New Hampshire Conference on Addiction Medicine for General Healthcare Providers co-sponsored with the New Hampshire Medical Society. In August 2008, the conference was co-located with the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) Best Practice Course at Waterville Valley and co-sponsored by NEIAS and the New Hampshire Nursing Association as well as the N.H. Medical Society. In May 2007, the Healthcare Provider Conference was integrated with the Dartmouth Annual Symposium on Substance Use. A 2009 conference will be co-located again with the NEIAS Best Practices Course.

Dartmouth Student Alcohol Series

In 2006 and 2007, DCARE assisted a group of undergraduate students in developing and hosting an annual Alcohol Series for students aimed at increasing awareness of alcohol related issues on the Dartmouth campus. In 2006, the Series included a film series as well as debates, panels and discussion. In 2008 (and anticipated again for 2009), Dartmouth students were actively engaged with development of the annual Symposium on Substance Use and the Alcohol Series was integrated with that event.

Alumni Forum


The DCARE website seeks to be an important resource with information on substances, addiction and recovery for the Dartmouth and global communities. Our student website editor is Sebastian Bierman-Lytle. Gail Nelson and Seddon Savage, DCARE staff, work on different elements of the website. Your suggestions and feedback are welcome:

Last Updated: 1/15/15