The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is a national hub for substance use disorders resources. Through a variety of treatment and support programs for patients of all backgrounds, at Grayken, we revolutionize addiction treatment and education, replicate best practices, and provide policy, advocacy, and thought leadership.

Patient Services

Our comprehensive treatment programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of patients of all ages and walks of life. Understanding that substance use can affect anyone, at any point in life, our substance use programs and services are available and accessible whenever needed, from pregnancy (Project RESPECT) to adolescence (CATALYST Clinic) and in times of crisis (Project ASSERT). By offering a wide array of programs, you can receive care that is suited to your specific needs and effective in ensuring the best possible outcomes. Download the Grayken Center's services.

Project TRUST

Harm reduction and street outreach

Rapid ACCESS

Connecting patients to treatment programs at BMC

Faster Paths

SUD urgent care clinic

Project ASSERT

Emergency linkage and support

OBAT

Office based addiction treatment and primary care

CATALYST

Addiction treatment for adolescents and young adults

Project RESPECT

Addiction treatment for pregnant women

SOFAR

Clinic for families affected by addiction

Addiction Consult Service

Addiction treatment for hospitalized patients

Addiction Psychiatry Treatment Program

Treatment for co-occuring SUD and mental health disorders

To schedule an appointment with an addiction specialist, please call 617.638.5500, or click on a service to learn more.

Areas of Focus

Work at the Grayken Center encompasses a wide range of topics within substance use disorder treatment, research, and advocacy, including the below focus areas.

Addiction Research

Research is a core focus area for the Grayken Center. From finding new and better treatments for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome to conducting research while caring for patients to investigating how to minimize harm from chronic opioid use for pain management, BMC research is helping to shine light on how to best care for patients with addiction.

Training and Education

When clinicians across the country are looking to educate and train their teams, they turn to BMC. BMC has developed numerous programs for hospital-based and community-based providers so that anyone who encounters a patient needing help with addiction can offer them appropriate care.

Grayken Center Clinical Programs

At Boston Medical Center, we recognize that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to addiction treatment. BMC has developed tailored treatment programs that meet patients where they are, be it in an office or on the street. All of our programs emphasize evidence-based treatments.

Policy and Advocacy

The Grayken Center's policy and advocacy leadership, guided by both harm reduction best practices and principles and our mission to ensure that treatment and support is available to every patient with substance use disorder, is critical to guiding the conversation on addiction policy in Massachusetts and beyond.

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.

Our Experts

The Grayken Center for Addiction is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, patient navigators, nurse practitioners, project managers, researchers, nurses, recovery coaches, and more who all work together to support patients with substance use disorders.

OBAT Nursing Competencies

Nursing is a critical component of addiction treatment. Nurses are often the frontline provider for patients admitted to the hospital with addiction, and one of the first people a patient sees at an outpatient appointment. However, comprehensive addiction education is rarely provided in nursing schools, leaving a gap between what nurses are taught and who they treat. The OBAT TTA program at BMC is one program that leads the charge to educate nurses, and other treatment team members, about addiction and treatment. As part of this mission, members of THE OBAT team developed a toolkit called the Addiction Nursing Competencies to support nurses, as well as their managers, to provide and evaluate addiction treatment in their practice.

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Residency and Fellowship Information

BMC has a number of unique opportunities for residents and fellows to train in caring for patients with addiction, including an addiction medicine fellowship program, addiction psychiatry fellowship program, and addiction training in the general psychiatry residency. These programs all train clinicians in different stages of their career in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders in a variety of settings.

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To get an appointment or talk with someone about addiction services at Boston Medical Center, call 617.638.5500. Or click here to learn more about our programs.