Information from leaders in the addiction field to help fight stigma and create awareness of current issues facing providers and patients today.

Stories

The Pandemic Has Changed Addiction Treatment, Some Hope For Good

WBUR | May 21, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, 51-year-old Gigi Geary decided to move from Boston to stay with family in a remote area of New Hampshire. She's particularly at risk because she's undergoing cancer treatments, so she wanted to isolate herself as much as possible. Moving to New Hampshire also meant being far away from her addiction treatment providers at Boston Medical Center, but Geary says she hasn't lost touch with them.

Religious Service Attendance and Deaths Related to Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

Jama Psychiatry | May 6, 2020

Is frequent religious service attendance associated with a lower risk of deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide (referred to as deaths from despair) among US health care professionals?.

When COVID-19 patients need to recuperate at home, but have no home

Boston Globe | April 26, 2020

With Boston Medical Center’s coronavirus cases as high as ever, the hospital has found a way to help those who just need a place to sleep and heal.

A radical approach to preventing Covid-19 infection in the homeless

STAT | March 31, 2020

There is only a small window of time in which we can prevent widespread transmission of Covid-19 among people who are living on the streets or in shelters.

EXPERT OPINION: What to expect from the opioid epidemic in the next 5 years in Boston

Boston.com | January 7, 2020

Miriam Komaromy, Grayken Medical Director, weighs in on the likelihood of continued opioid epidemic, and the need for expanded access to medication, workforce training, housing and harm reduction to address it.

For Hospitals, a Blueprint for Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Health Affairs | December 20, 2019

Michael Botticelli and Maia Gottlieb, with Don Berwick and Mara Laderman from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, outline key strategies from a new document laying out steps that hospitals can take to address opioid crisis.




Helping Teenagers Quit Vaping

The New York Times | October 14, 2019


"Stories Are Powerful"

Harvard Magazine | October 13, 2019









METH HAS TAKEN HOLD IN MASSACHUSETTS

The Boston Globe | August 13, 2019













MOST OPIOID DEATHS IN MA INVOLVE OTHER DRUGS

U.S. News & World Report | May 30, 2019







IN QUINCY, A GLIMMER OF HOPE AMID OPIOID CRISIS

The Boston Globe | April 23, 2019











OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS IN MASS. FELL AGAIN IN 2018

Boston Globe | February 13, 2019









TREATING AMERICA'S ADDICTED YOUTH

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




Expanding Access to Naloxone

APA's Medical Mind | January 9, 2019



In Rehab, 'Two Warring Factions': Abstinence vs. Medication

The New York Times | December 29, 2018


The Mothers Society Condemns

The New York Times | December 28, 2018









DRUG EPIDEMIC

DRUG EPIDEMIC

Christian Science Monitor | December 3














Opiod Painkillers

MANY YOUNG DRUG ABUSERS NOT TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C, STUDY FINDS

Healthday | October 5, 2018


Opiod Epidemic

OPIOID EPIDEMIC HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER

Boston Business Journal | September 20


Marty Walsh

CITY OF BOSTON SUES DRUGMAKERS OVER OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Boston Business Journal | September 13, 2018


Micheal Botticelli

OPINION: SUPPORT FAMILIES THROUGH ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

The Herald News | September 12, 2018



Opiod Painkillers

Young People With Opioid Addiction Not Getting Proper Treatment

Reuters | September 10, 2018


Matthew DeFazio, center, a medical student at Boston University, asks a fictional patient, portrayed by Ric Mauré, right, about his drug use. Dr. Bradley M. Buchheit coaches

Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

The New York Times | September 10, 2018


Scott Hadland

Pharmacotherapy Keeps Youths With Opioid Use Disorder In Care Longer

Healio | September 10, 2018


Fentanyl

The Scourge of Fentanyl is More Clear in the Battle Against Opioid Use

The Boston Globe | August 25, 2018


Opiod Painkillers

How Do We Fight the Opioid Crisis? These 10 Local Startups Have Ideas

BostonInno | August 20 2018


Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

NPR | August 16, 2018


Addiction, Relapse And Criminalization

Addiction, Relapse And Criminalization

Radio Health Journal | August 12, 2018


Reducing Mortality After Overdose: Is Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Effective?

Reducing Mortality After Overdose: Is Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Effective?

Clinical Pain Advisor | August 16, 2018


Healthcare Community Should Favor More Restrictive Alcohol Policies

Healthcare Community Should Favor More Restrictive Alcohol Policies

Medical Bag | August 13, 2018


Number Of Opioid-Addicted Women Who Delivered Babies Quadrupled In 16 Years

Fighting an epidemic, one step at a time

The Boston Globe | August 9 2018


Tracey Burg

Grayken Center Program Brings Good Nutrition to the Table

Addicition Professional | August 8, 2018


Social Work Today

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Tool Tackling Opioid Crisis Faces Stigma, Other Barriers

Social Work Today | August 2018


Opiod Painkillers

BMC's Nonpharmacologic Approach to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Wins 2018 Gage Award

Grayken News | June 12, 2018


Opiod Painkillers

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds

CNN | June 18, 2018


Methadone Treatment

It's time for methadone to be prescribed as part of primary care

Stat News | July 5, 2018


Bean and Doug Duncan

Coaching For Parents With Opioid-Addicted Children

WBUR | June 6, 2018


BMC Partnership with Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Boston Medical Center establishes a lifeline for parents of addicted teens, adults

The Boston Globe | June 6, 2018


Globe Salute to Nurses

Fighting an epidemic, one step at a time

The Boston Globe Salute to Nurses | May 9, 2018


Scott Hadland

More evidence companies pay some doctors to prescribe opioids

NBC News | May 14, 2018


Studying Stigma

Stigma associated with medication treatment for young adults with opioid use disorder: a case series

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice | May 4, 2018


BMC Staff Narcan Training

Hospital Employees Volunteer Time to Narcan Training

The Boston Sun | May 4, 2018


Ricardo Cruz

Boston Medical Center Leads Study on Peer Recovery Coaches for Opioid Use Disorder

Grayken News | April 27, 2018


Sarah Bagley

Teens and the Opioid Epidemic: Warning Signs And Prevention

Your Teen Magazine | April 2018


Michael Botticelli

Why Trump's Opioid Plan Falls Short

STAT | March 20, 2018


Tracy Burg in Teaching Kitchen

Learning How to Eat Again After Recovering From Addiction

Slate | March 20, 2018


Alexander Walley, MD

Addiction Treatment Programs in Boston Support Overdose Survivors

Addiction Now | March 19, 2018


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In N.H., Trump pledges to 'get tough' on drug crime, unveils opioid epidemic plan

The Washington Post | March 19, 2018


Michael Botticelli on Panel

Addiction in America: On the Front Lines

The Washington Post | February 22, 2018


Traci Green, PhD

Study Shows Benefit to Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment in Jails

WBUR | February 14, 2018


Michael Botticelli

New mothers overcoming addiction face a world of obstacles

The Boston Globe | January 29, 2018


Michael Botticelli

Walsh and Tompkins: Team up to tackle opioid crisis

Boston Herald | January 24, 2018


Michael Botticelli

Treating Addiction as a Chronic Illness

CommonWealth Magazine | January 9, 2017


Addiction in the Elderly

Addiction in the Elderly: An Overlooked Group

Grayken Center | December 19, 2017


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Michael Botticelli on Boston Public Radio

WGBH News | December 14, 2017


Nalaxone, commonly referred to as Narcan

'Standing Orders': An Approach to Overdose Prevention

Grayken Center | December 13, 2017


The Holidays, Stress and Addiction

The Holidays, Stress and Addiction

BMC News | December 6, 2017


BMC Emergency Department

Innovation in Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the ED and Beyond

Grayken Center | December 5, 2017


BMC Nurse Manager Recognized for Impact on Addiction Treatment

Mental Illness and Addiction: Often Hand in Hand

Grayken Center | November 29, 2017


BMC Nurse Manager Recognized for Impact on Addiction Treatment

BMC Nurse Manager Recognized for Impact on Addiction Treatment

Grayken Center | November 17, 2017


Nutrition and Substance Use Disorders – What You Need to Know

Nutrition and Substance Use Disorders – What You Need to Know

Grayken Center | November 4, 2017


Cuddling as the First Line of Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Cuddling as the First Line of Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Grayken Center | November 3, 2017


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


Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction

Officials Discuss Strategies To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Mass Live | October 19, 2017


Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH

BMC Addiction Medicine Wins Two Awards for Clinical Care Innovation

Grayken Center | October 16, 2017


Dr. Sarah Bagley Recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Community

Dr. Sarah Bagley Recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Community

Grayken Center | October 3, 2017


When Talking to Patient's about Opioid Misuse, Empathy is Key

When Talking to Patients about Opioid Misuse, Empathy is Key

Grayken Center | September 9, 2017


How Changing The Language Of Addiction Affects Policy And Treatment

How Changing The Language Of Addiction Affects Policy And Treatment

WBUR | August 2, 2017


The Opioid Epidemic Needs A Strategy For Teens

The Opioid Epidemic Needs A Strategy For Teens

WBUR | August 29, 2017


John Renner Jr., MD, director of BMC's Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training Program

President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction

The White House | June 16, 2017


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.