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BMC Nurse Manager Recognized for Impact on Addiction Treatment

BMC Nurse Manager Recognized for Impact on Addiction Treatment

Grayken Center | Nov. 17, 2017

Colleen Labelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, director of BMC's Office-Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program was honored with the 2017 Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).

Nutrition and Substance Use Disorders – What You Need to Know

Nutrition and Substance Use Disorders – What You Need to Know

Grayken Center | Nov. 4, 2017

Establishing or maintaining a healthy diet is an important part recovery process from substance use disorder.

Cuddling as the First Line of Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Cuddling as the First Line of Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Grayken Center | Nov. 3, 2017

The uptick in maternal opioid use has resulted in a dramatic increase in a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns called neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

The family can be an overlooked resource for those dealing with addiction.

The Family: An Overlooked Resource For Substance Use Disorder

Grayken Center | October 26, 2017

The number of estimated deaths in the US in 2016 from drug use has been updated, and the news is not good. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) increased the estimate from 50,000 to more than 64,000 deaths, the sharpest increase due to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, which accounted for one-third of the deaths.

Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction

Officials Discuss Strategies To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Mass Live | October 19, 2017

Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction, joined U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Franklin County officials to stress that communities, including law enforcement, public health officials, elected leadership, and faith institutions have a major role to play in the fight against opioid addiction.

Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH

BMC Addiction Medicine Wins Two Awards for Clinical Care Innovation

Grayken Center | October 16, 2017

For his efforts to bring addiction medicine into the mainstream of clinical care, Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH, is receiving the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal award from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Project ASSERT is also being recognized for its innovative approach to ED patients who demonstrate risky alcohol and substance use behavior by helping them access treatment and care.

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Videos

Personal Stories

BMC community members contributed 10-word stories describing how addiction and/or recovery has affected their lives.

BMC Gala 2017

Addiction is here. So is BMC.

Daring Origins: Sarah Bagley, MD

Sarah Bagley, MD's work in addiction medicine led to the creation of the groundbreaking CATALYST Clinic which is solely dedicated to adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use.


Podcasts

Michael Botticelli on Continuing to Fight the Addiction Crisis

Addiction is the most pressing public health crisis of our time. It is a chronic, medical condition that can impair health and function and is characterized by repeated use of a substance despite harmful consequences. In this segment, Michael Botticelli, one of the nation's leading addiction experts, who served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama and is currently the Director of Boston Medical Center's newly established Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, joins the show to discuss how policy makers, clinicians, patients and families in crisis from across the country are turning to BMC because of its expertise and leadership in caring for patients with addiction. Among the busiest, most comprehensive treatment centers for behavioral health and addiction treatment in the country, BMC has established a formal Addiction Center to help turn the tide on this national crisis.

Doctoring During the Addiction Crisis

From policy makers to clinicians to patients and families in crisis, people across the country are turning to Boston Medical Center because of its expertise and leadership in caring for patients with addiction. Among the busiest, most comprehensive treatment centers for behavioral health and addiction treatment in the country, BMC has long been an epicenter of innovation, creating replicable care models in the field, providing training to those at the front lines of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation, and conducting research. Now, BMC has established the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. Listen as Alexander Y. Walley, MD and Jessica Gray, MD discuss the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine as a way to help turn the tide on this national crisis.