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Michael Botticelli

Treating Addiction as a Cronic Illness

CommonWealth Magazine | Jan. 9, 2017

For Michael Botticelli, experience with addiction informs his leadership at BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction. He spoke with CommonWealth Magazine about his journey through recovery, battling stigma, and treating addiction as a life-long disease.

Addiction in the Elderly

Addiction in the Elderly: An Overlooked Group

Grayken Center | Dec. 19, 2017

It's hard to imagine your kindly white-haired grandmother may have a substance use disorder (SUD). But it's very possible. In 2015 drug overdose death rates increased for all age groups, including those 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Michael Botticelli on Boston Public Radio

WGBH News | Dec. 14 2017

Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center For Addiction, spoke with WGBH regarding whether or not the Trump Administration has made progress on tackling the opioid epidemic.

Nalaxone, commonly referred to as Narcan

'Standing Orders': An Approach to Overdose Prevention

Grayken Center | Dec. 13 2017

The epidemic of opiate overdoses in Massachusetts has abated somewhat this year, and the reduction may be due in part to the widespread availability of naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan.

The Holidays, Stress and Addiction

The Holidays, Stress and Addiction

BMC News | Dec. 6 2017

The holidays can be a very stressful and emotional time, but for those dealing with drug and alcohol use it can quickly become a harrowing ordeal.

BMC Emergency Department

Innovation in Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the ED and Beyond

Grayken Center | Dec. 5 2017

Every day, hundreds of patients present at emergency departments with conditions ranging from heart attacks to bronchitis to broken legs. Providers treat the acute condition, but there's been a growing awareness that in many cases, an underlying substance use disorder is the actual root cause.

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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.