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The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is committed to ensuring treatment and support is available to every patient with substance use disorder. Grayken serves as a national resource for policy makers, clinician thought leaders, and advocates to bring evidence-based practice to our most vulnerable patients.

The Center was launched in 2017 with a generous gift from the Grayken family the largest private gift in the US in the last decade in the addiction field. With the US death rate from opioids now higher than it is for car accidents, the timing could not be more critical.

Today, the Center serves as the umbrella for all of BMC's work in addiction and is a national resource for revolutionizing addiction treatment and education, replicating best practices, and providing policy, advocacy and thought leadership to the field.

By disseminating proven models of care, the Center's work affirms that treatment works and recovery is possible.


Clinical Addiction Programs at BMC

BMC is home to groundbreaking and highly successful addiction treatment programs. The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is scaling successful programs locally and nationally, and expanding access to treatment and recovery. These efforts, in turn, are reducing the significant cost of the disease to the health care system.

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Training and Education

BMC's addiction leaders are sought-after experts in diagnosing, treating and preventing substance use disorders. Training programs developed here include curricula for physicians on safe prescribing, effective overdose prevention programs and ways to expand access to naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center will continue to support our experts as they train colleagues across the nation in groundbreaking techniques.

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Research and Evaluation

BMC conducts high quality research that broadens and deepens our understanding of addiction treatment and care delivery so that successful approaches can be extended to more patients in need. The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is increasing the pace of innovative research and evaluating new models of care delivery to create pathways to long-term recovery throughout the health care system.

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The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is breaking the cycle of addiction for patients like Jamie. In recovery from a substance use disorder, Jamie is now a thriving mother who is creating a brighter future for herself and her daughter.