The Grayken Center is proving every day that long term recovery for people with substance use disorders can be a reality.

Overdoses are now responsible for more US deaths each year than motor vehicle accidents. The opioid crisis is the most critical public health crisis of our time. The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is leading the fight against this epidemic.

With more than 25 years of experience developing treatment approaches, teaching medical professionals, and researching new care advances, the experts at Boston Medical Center have developed a deep understanding of how to have the most positive impact.

Looking for help for your adolescent or young adult child?

Help for parents of an adolescent or young adult struggling with substance use disorders

Through a partnership between the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids you can access free help from trained parent support specialists and from parent coaches whose own families have experienced addiction.


Long-term recovery is possible. The Grayken Center’s Executive Director Michael Botticelli is celebrating 29 years.

Michael Botticelli’s personal struggles with addiction led him to Washington, D.C. where he served as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Obama. While in the nation’s capital, he looked to Boston Medical Center for its groundbreaking advancements in addiction medicine. These unprecedented treatment programs and initiatives brought him to BMC to serve as Executive Director of the Grayken Center, where he is helping make long-term recovery a reality.

Help Support the Grayken Center's Fight Against Substance Use Disorders

Support the Grayken Center's Fight Against Substance Use Disorders

Every contribution helps the Grayken Center continue to make strides in fighting the epidemic through groundbreaking advances in addiction medicine.

Breaking the cycle of addiction for her daughter, Jamie is proof our past doesn’t dictate our future.

Meet Jamie, whose substance use began before she was 10 years old. By the time she was in her teens, she was heavily using substances, and before she knew it, her life was spiraling out of control. But that all changed when she became a mother. With Boston Medical Center by her side, she is breaking the cycle of addiction for herself and her daughter.