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Stories

Doctors May Not Be Doing Enough to Help Young Smokers, New Research Finds

WGBH | September 26, 2019

In an interview with WGBH, Scott Hadland comments on the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers and the fact that too few teenagers are offered counseling or medications to stop smoking.

Opioid-Related ER Visits Decline in Mass. – but Not Everywhere

HealthCity | September 18, 2019

A new publication from Marc LaRochelle outlines key inflection points where overdose can be prevented.

Providers push back on loosening patient privacy for criminal investigations

Modern HealthCare | September 26, 2019

The Grayken Center issued a comment opposing expanding the use of patient records for law enforcement

Treading the Tightrope of Opioid Restrictions

Nature | September 11, 2019

Daniel Alford, director of the CARE Unit, comments on the difficult balance that opioid prescribing limits impose.

What Oklahoma’s Landmark Opioid Ruling Could Mean for Other States

PBS News Hour | August 26, 2019

Based on his research on the marketing of opioids, Dr. Scott Hadland notes that overprescribing has been a critical problem.

Meth has taken hold in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe | August 13, 2019

As methamphetamine use has grown, Dr. Alex Walley notes that it’s often used along with opioids, creating a dangerous polysubstance use problem.

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Expanding Access to Naloxone

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DRUG EPIDEMIC

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Videos

Breakthroughs In Addiction

HubWeek

A conversation with Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, Adolescent Medicine and Addiction Specialist at Boston Medical Center and Martha Kane, PhD, Clinical Director, Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Intersection of Pain and Addiction

"Intersection of Pain and Addiction" was written by Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine; and Director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction. This is the second video of an educational series launched by Boston Medical Center's Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA) Team. This video series was designed to provide clinical care teams with education on topical issues related to addiction treatment.

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.