Patient Programs & Services
The Grayken Center is a national leader in clinical care, research, policy, and advocacy related to substance use disorders. Our programs, most of which are based on best practices developed at BMC, serve patients from birth through geriatric care in over approximately 2,500 patient visits per month. In addition, our researchers publish approximately 100 papers annually, helping to build the future of addiction medicine.
Stories of recovery at Grayken
Stigma is most often the primary reason why people don't receive the addiction treatment they need. Grayken hopes to bring addiction out of the shadows by telling the stories of recovery and the research that goes behind what we do.
Recovery Month in review
In September, BMC celebrated Recovery Month, which remembers the lives lost to substance use disorder and shines a spotlight on the fact that recovery is possible. Check out a recap of the month, where patients and employees from the Grayken Center were joined by BMC colleagues, community organizations, and government representatives to honor and support people with substance use disorders and their loved ones.
Beyond the Evidence podcast
Episode 5 of “Behind the Evidence,” the Grayken Center for Addiction’s new podcast, is now available! Hosts Honora Englander, MD and Marc Larochelle, MD interview Sumeet Singh-Tan, DO on her recent publication examining the association between addiction consult service consultations and provision of medications for alcohol use disorder.
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence
New research from BMC shows a 21% reduction in overdose deaths in communities that address social needs as a part of post-overdose outreach programs.
After a research project engaging people with lived experience of SUD, BMC has findings on making addiction treatment better for Black patients.
An expert and advocate for harm reduction talks about how she meets patients where they are with treatment options, resources, and hope for tomorrow.
BMC's Cooking for Recovery Program addresses nutrition, body image issues, and food access while providing space to make a home-cooked meal.
Losing patients to overdose can present special grief challenges for healthcare providers. Peer and employer support can help.
These findings raise a need for reforming harm reduction education to include information about stimulant use.
The team at BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction is undertaking a major project to answer this question by learning from Black community members.
People with addiction make up a large percentage of incarcerated people. Effectively treating this population is key to curbing overdose deaths.
Concepts like "tough love" and "codependency" are among many myths around family support that can hinder a loved one's recovery from addiction.
Non-fatal opioid overdose is a leading risk for overdose death. Post-overdose outreach programs offer an opportunity to connect to help.
The program's recovery coaches meet patients where they are and help them navigate services to suit their individual needs.
"It's frustrating… we have the tools to be able to offer people what they need but…we have systems that are restricting the…care that people deserve."