Faster Paths to Treatment
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Faster Paths to Treatment, is BMC’s substance use disorder urgent care program. It is a judgment-free home for people suffering with addiction. Staff members help individuals overcome their addiction by rapidly evaluating, motivating, and referring patients with substance use disorders to a network of care, including inpatient and outpatient detox, treatment, and aftercare services.
1st Floor, RM 1N64
Yawkey Center 617-414-4580
Conditions We Treat
The Family Medicine clinic provides care to patients with substance use disorders (addiction to opioids, alcohol, cocaine, and other substances). Providers are trained to initiate treatment with Suboxone, Naltrexone and Vivitrol, and host weekly group visits where patients taking Suboxone can meet with a doctor and a behavioral health specialist to discuss long-term maintenance therapy.
Pulmonary complications are exceedingly common among patients infected with HIV. Moreover, the longer life expectancy of HIV-infected individuals has led to the recognition of many infectious and non-infectious pulmonary complications, including the well-established association between HIV and pulmonary hypertension (HIV-PH). The practice is the referral group for all HIV providers within Boston Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of the pulmonary and mycobacterial complications that occur in HIV-infected individuals.
Treatments & Services
- Referral to addiction treatment
- Assessment for medication for addiction treatment, including prescriptions for induction and stabilization on buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), buprenorphine extended-release injection (Sublocade), naltrexone pills or injection (Vivitrol) for blocking cravings, and 72-hours of methadone dosing in certain circumstances
- HIV prevention and treatment resources and medication
- Opioid overdose education including naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits
- Access to BMC case management, which can help with overcoming common barriers to health care, including transportation and acquiring a Massachusetts Identification Card
- Access to a BMC primary care doctor
- Access to community-based support services from the recovery specialists from Rapid ACCESS program
Jimmy Evans, RN, CARN
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A collision of crises: Addressing an HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in the midst of COVID-19. - Taylor JL, Ruiz-Mercado G, Sperring H, Bazzi AR. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021;124:108280. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108280
Low Barrier Tele-Buprenorphine in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Report. - Harris M, Johnson S, Mackin S, Saitz R, Walley AY, Taylor JL. J Addict Med. 2020;14(4):e136-e138. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000682
Stuck in the window with you: HIV exposure prophylaxis in the highest risk people who inject drugs - Taylor JL, Walley AY, Bazzi AR. : . Subst Abus. 2019;40(4):441-443. doi:10.1080/08897077.2019.1675118
Residency and Fellowship Information
Addiction Medicine Fellowship
The mission of the Grayken Fellowship in Addiction Medicine is to train physician addiction medicine leaders in clinical care, research, education, public health, and advocacy to improve addiction care for people vulnerable to health inequities due to race, ethnicity, gender, poverty, age, disability or stigmatizing illness.
The Grayken Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is a 1 or 2 year fellowship. There is also a 3-year combined Infectious Disease-Addiction Medicine Fellowship and a 2-year Fellowship in Maternal Health Addiction. Fellows are mentored by our multidisciplinary faculty from Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Addiction Psychiatry. The Grayken Fellowship in Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACGME. Click here to learn more