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Through unprecedented training, education, and innovative treatment programs, the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is making long-term recovery a reality for every patient. From policy makers to clinicians to patients and families in crisis, people across the country turn to BMC for expertise in caring for patients with addiction. Over the last 25 years, BMC has become one of the most comprehensive and influential centers for addiction treatment in the country. A leading innovator, BMC is widely known for creating replicable care models and training those at the front lines of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation.
Today, the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center serves as the umbrella for all of BMC's work in addiction including treatment, training, research and prevention. The Center was launched in 2017 with a $25 million gift from the Grayken family, the largest donation in BMC's history and the largest private gift in the US in the last decade in the addiction field. With the US death rate from opioids now higher than for car accidents, the timing could not be more critical.
With the launch of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, BMC strengthens its commitment to revolutionize care for substance use disorders by innovating, educating and advocating, working to empower and improve the lives of people affected by the disease. By disseminating proven models of care, the Center's work affirms that treatment works and recovery is possible.
BMC’s groundbreaking and highly successful addiction treatment programs are the result of hard earned experience. Understanding what works and what doesn’t, BMC builds on that knowledge to continually improve and innovate. Many of the effective models first discovered at BMC are today used in hospitals and community-based programs around the country. Going forward, the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center will scale successful programs and export them to partners locally and nationally, expanding access to treatment and recovery, and in turn reducing the significant cost of the disease to the health care system.
Training and Prevention
BMC‘s addiction leaders are sought-after experts in training medical professionals to diagnose, treat and prevent substance use disorders. They have created curricula for physicians on safe prescribing, worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to develop effective overdose prevention programs and been leaders in the work to expand access to naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. They have trained colleagues across the nation in groundbreaking treatment techniques. Continuing this work, the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center will partner with key local and national leaders to reduce barriers to addiction treatment and expand training for doctors, nurses and other clinicians.
Research and Evaluation
BMC conducts high quality research that broadens and deepens our understanding of addiction treatment and care delivery so that successful approaches can be extended to more patients in need. Given rapidly growing addiction overdose and death rates, that lifesaving work has never been more important. The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center will increase the pace of innovative research, evaluating new models of care delivery to create pathways to long-term recovery throughout the health care system.
Timeline: Addiction Medicine at BMC
For Decades, BMC has lead research, teaching and clinical programming on substance use disorders and their consequences.