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Stories

BU Today: Don’t call Jessica Lareau an Alcoholic. To Her, Words Matter

BU Today | April 2, 2019

Social Work student is applying the work of Michael Botticelli and Richard Saitz to encourage the use of nonstigmatizing language.

What Purdue Pharma’s Settlement With Oklahoma Means For The Opioid Crisis

PBS Newshour | March 26, 2019

Michael Botticelli advocates that companies like Purdue be held legally and financially responsible for the epidemic.

Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave Begins

NPR | March 21, 2019

As fentanyl-linked deaths rise, Traci Green discusses why men are increasingly likely to die of an overdose, as are blacks and Latinos.

Will Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Help Kick The Crisis?

PBS Newshour | March 15, 2019

Daniel Alford describes changes in prescribing practices for opioids, and discusses ongoing questions

’I Just Can’t Go To Any More Funerals;’ ...

MassLive | March 15, 2019

As a corollary to the supervised injection site debate, Michael Botticelli speaks to the need to humanize people suffering from addiction.

Opioid Overdose Deaths In Mass. Fell Again In 2018

Boston Globe | February 13, 2019

Despite some recent decreases in overdose deaths, Michael Botticelli warns that more work is needed.

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TREATING AMERICA’S ADDICTED YOUTH

U.S. News & World Report | January 28, 2019




Expanding Access to Naloxone

APA’s Medical Mind | January 9, 2019




The Mothers Society Condemns

The New York Times | December 28, 2018









DRUG EPIDEMIC

Christian Science Monitor | December 3
















CITY OF BOSTON SUES DRUGMAKERS OVER OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Boston Business Journal | September 13, 2018





















































Videos

Addiction Impacts the Entire Family: Pearls for Providers

Addiction Impacts the Entire Family: Pearls for Providers

"Addiction Impacts the Entire Family: Pearls for Providers" was written by Alicia S. Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, Office Based Addiction Treatment Training (OBAT) at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction. This is the first of a new video series launched by Boston Medical Center's OBAT Training and Technical Assistance Team aimed at providing clinical care teams with education on topical issues in the field of addiction treatment. This video was produced by 1623 Studios out of Gloucester, MA.

YOUTH.GOV: The Importance of Addressing Substance Use During Adolescence

From Youth.gov featuring Dr. Sarah Bagley, M.D. from the CATALYST Clinic

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.