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Boston Medical Center Establishes a Lifeline for Parents of Addicted Teens, Adults
The Boston Globe - June, 6, 2018
BMC is teaming up with the national nonprofit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide free resources and advice to parents whose adolescent or adult children are struggling with addiction.
Parent coaches like Bea and Doug Duncan are a key component of the new resources BMC is offering families across Massachusetts with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. Parents whose child or young adult is struggling with a substance use disorder will be able to get evidence-based support from trained parent coaches who have also experience addiction in their family.
Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH, chief of general internal medicine at BMC, argues that substance use disorders need to be treated as mainstream medical issues. He shares his response to findings that 1 in 5 deaths among young people are from opioids.
"For every 1% increase in the toughness of state policies, there was a 1% reduction of alcohol-related crashes," said Tim Naimi, MD, MPH. Dr. Naimi, a physician and alcohol epidemiologist at BMC, led a new study that looked at how 29 alcohol- and driving-related policies affected fatal drunk driving crash rates across the U.S..
BMC, supported with a $13.5 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and led by Dr. Lisa Fortuna, will increase access to treatment for childhood anxiety through community pediatrics practices across the state and country.
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