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Stories

Most At-Risk Young People Are Not Tested for Hepatitis C

Most At-Risk Young People Are Not Tested for Hepatitis C

MedPage Today | October 5

Rachel Epstein, MD, of Infectious Diseases, published a new study finding that only about a third of youth with an identified history of opioid use disorder were tested for HCV.

Many Young Drug Abusers Not Tested for Hepatitis C, Study Finds

Many Young Drug Abusers Not Tested for Hepatitis C, Study Finds

HealthDay | October 5

After surveying our own employees, Boston Medical Center developed a way to help employees and their families with substance use disorders.

Opioid Epidemic Hits Close To Home For Boston Medical Center

Opioid Epidemic Hits Close To Home For Boston Medical Center

Boston Business Journal | September 20

After surveying our own employees, Boston Medical Center developed a way to help employees and their families with substance use disorders.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh

City of Boston Sues Drugmakers over Opioid Epidemic

Boston Business Journal | September 13, 2018

Executive Director Michael Botticelli lends his support to the City of Boston as they file a lawsuit against opioid pharmaceutical companies, distributors and a doctor, joining dozens of other cities and towns in Massachusetts in seeking damages over the opioid crisis.

Director Michael Botticelli

Opinion: Support families through addiction and recovery

The Herald News | September 12, 2018

This opinion piece by Executive Director Michael Botticelli and the Partnership for Drug Free Kid's Paul Kusiak provides helpful tips for parents concerned about drug and alcohol misuse by their children.

Opiod Painkillers

Addiction Center At Boston Medical Unveils New Tool To Help Employers Struggling In The Opioid Epidemic

WBUR | September 12, 2018

The Grayken Center for Addiction's new Employer Resource Library, with concrete tools to help employers face substance use disorders, is featured.

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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.