Grayken Center for Addiction
Affirming Recovery is Possible
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is a national hub for substance use disorders resources. Through more than a dozen treatment and support programs for patients of all backgrounds, here at Grayken, we revolutionize addiction treatment and education, replicate best practices, and provide policy, advocacy, and thought leadership.
Our comprehensive treatment programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of patients of all ages and walks of life. Understanding that substance use can affect anyone, at any point in life, our substance use programs and services are available and accessible whenever needed, from pregnancy (Project RESPECT) to adolescence (CATALYST Clinic) and in times of crisis (Project ASSERT). By offering a wide array of programs, you can receive care that is suited to your specific needs and effective in ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Areas of Focus
Work at the Grayken Center encompasses a wide range of topics within substance use disorder treatment, research, and advocacy, including the below focus areas.
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.
Want to get involved or hear more from Grayken's addiction experts? Check out our upcoming events to learn more!
The impact of drug overdose deaths on a patient’s family and health providers, and the steps providers can take to support themselves, their colleagues, and patient’s families will be discussed at the next SUD Care Continuum ECHO training on Monday, December 6 from 12PM-1:15PM
Recovery Coaches can drop in to discuss coaching in the COVID-19 environment and other topics related to substance use, recovery and coaching at twice-weekly Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums, held every Monday and Thursday from 12-1PM
RNs and NPs interested in becoming a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) can take a free exam review course on Monday, December 6 from 4-8PM
Nurses offering MOUD can prepare to manage treatment using injectable buprenorphine at OBAT TTA’s Using Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine in Addiction Treatment training on Wednesday, December 8 from 11AM-12PM
The Grayken Center for Addiction is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, patient navigators, nurse practitioners, project managers, researchers, nurses, recovery coaches, and more who all work together to support patients with substance use disorders.
Our Office Based Addiction Treatment Program (OBAT) is the largest hospital-based treatment program in New England. The OBAT program takes advantage of nurses’ experience in chronic disease management and patient education to lead patient care. Patients are able to get one-on-one visits with Nurse Care Managers who are able to talk to patients about their substance use disorders, as well as other medical issues like family planning, hypertension, diabetes, and more. Medication for addiction treatment, and other medications, are prescribed by physicians that partner with the program. The OBAT Program has been recognized nationally and replicated within many outpatient settings, including primary care, family medicine, behavioral health, and OB/GYN practices, among others. Read more
Residency and Fellowship Information
BMC has a number of unique opportunities for residents and fellows to train in caring for patients with addiction, including an addiction medicine fellowship program, addiction psychiatry fellowship program, and addiction training in the general psychiatry residency. These programs all train clinicians in different stages of their career in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders in a variety of settings.
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