Patient Programs & Services
The Grayken Center is a national leader in clinical care, research, policy, and advocacy related to substance use disorders. Our programs, most of which are based on best practices developed at BMC, serve patients from birth through geriatric care in over approximately 2,500 patient visits per month. In addition, our researchers publish approximately 100 papers annually, helping to build the future of addiction medicine.
Stories of recovery at Grayken
Stigma is most often the primary reason why people don't receive the addiction treatment they need. Grayken hopes to bring addiction out of the shadows by telling the stories of recovery and the research that goes behind what we do.
Join us at our first-ever Boston addiction conference
We are hosting Together for Hope: Boston Addiction Conference 2024, a two-day conference for people in the Boston area who are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. We welcome experts in all areas of the addiction field — including clinicians, educators, researchers, peers, harm reductionists, administrators, and policymakers — as well as people with lived experience of substance use disorder and their families.
Join us to collaborate, share innovations, and reestablish connections that were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence
BMC's Inaugural Addiction Conference Will Convene Experts and People With Lived Experience to Spark Change
Together for Hope, hosted by the Grayken Center for Addiction, will dive into themes of intersectionality, policy, harm reduction.
A new study shows that 23 states don't have treatment facilities that accept Medicaid, limiting an at-risk population's access to treatment.
Boston Medical Center's programs continue to show equity and innovation with antiracist addiction research, gender-affirming care, and more.
New research from BMC shows a 21% reduction in overdose deaths in communities that address social needs as a part of post-overdose outreach programs.
After a research project engaging people with lived experience of SUD, BMC has findings on making addiction treatment better for Black patients.
An expert and advocate for harm reduction talks about how she meets patients where they are with treatment options, resources, and hope for tomorrow.
BMC's Cooking for Recovery Program addresses nutrition, body image issues, and food access while providing space to make a home-cooked meal.
Losing patients to overdose can present special grief challenges for healthcare providers. Peer and employer support can help.
These findings raise a need for reforming harm reduction education to include information about stimulant use.
The team at BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction is undertaking a major project to answer this question by learning from Black community members.
People with addiction make up a large percentage of incarcerated people. Effectively treating this population is key to curbing overdose deaths.
Concepts like "tough love" and "codependency" are among many myths around family support that can hinder a loved one's recovery from addiction.