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Stories

Opiod Painkillers

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds

CNN | June 18, 2018

A study led by BMC's Marc Larochelle finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized.

Methadone Treatment

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

Stat News | July 5, 2018

This piece from The Grayken Center's Executive Director Michael Botticelli, Jeffrey Samet and Monica Bharel argues that federal laws must be updated to make methadone more accessible to patients.

Bean and Doug Duncan

Coaching For Parents With Opioid-Addicted Children

WBUR | June 6 2018

Parent coaches like Bea and Doug Duncan are a key component of the new resources BMC is offering across Massachusetts with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids.

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

BMC is teaming up with the national nonprofit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide free resources and advice to parents whose adolescent or adult children are struggling with addiction.

Globe Salute to Nurses

Fighting an epidemic, one step at a time

The Boston Globe Salute to Nurses | May 9 2018

BMC's Office Based Addiction Treatment Program nursing team was on the cover of The Boston Globe's annual Salute to Nurses feature.

Scott Hadland

More evidence companies pay some doctors to prescribe opioids

NBC News | May 14 2018

A research team led by Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, found evidence that even small payments or free meals influenced opioid prescribing habits.

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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.