NEW Video from our Experts – Incarceration and Opioid Use Disorder

“Reducing the Harms of Incarceration for People with Opioid Use Disorder”was written by Jonathan M. Giftos, MD, Medical Director, Addiction Medicine & Drug User Health (Project Renewal), Former Medical Director, Opioid Treatment Program (Correctional Health Services/Rikers Island), Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and featuring Karen Hannon, BSN, RN, LADAC II, CARN, Nurse Manager and Corrections Liaison, Office Based Addiction Treatment, Boston Medical Center. This is the eleventh video in a new series launched by Boston Medical Center’s OBAT TTA team–spearheaded by Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Research and Special Projects, which aims to provide clinical care teams with education on current issues in the field of addiction treatment.

The entire video series can be found on our website here: https://www.bmcobat.org/resources/?category=8

This video was produced by 1623 studios out of Gloucester, MA.

NEW Video from our Experts – Methadone and Prolonged QTc Interval

“Methadone and the risk of prolonged QTc Interval – A risk/benefit discussion” was written by Bradley M. Buchheit, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of  Medicine and Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University. This is the tenth video in a new series launched by Boston Medical Center’s OBAT TTA team–spearheaded by Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Research and Special Projects, which aims to provide clinical care teams with education on current issues in the field of addiction treatment.

The entire video series can be found on our website here: https://www.bmcobat.org/resources/?category=8

This video was produced by 1623 studios out of Gloucester, MA.

NEW Video from our Experts – HIV Prevention

“HIV Prevention in People Who Inject Drugs: PrEP and PEP” was written by Jessica Taylor, MD, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center. This is the ninth video in a new series launched by Boston Medical Center’s OBAT TTA team–spearheaded by Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Research and Special Projects, which aims to provide clinical care teams with education on current issues in the field of addiction treatment.

The entire video series can be found on our website here: https://www.bmcobat.org/resources/?category=8

This video was produced by 1623 studios out of Gloucester, MA.

NEW Video from our Experts – Overdose Response Plans

“Be Prepared: Develop an Overdose Response Plan” was written by Donna Beers, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Associate Director of the Care Continuum for the HEALing Communities Study Massachusetts. This is the eighth video in a new series launched by Boston Medical Center’s OBAT TTA team–spearheaded by Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Research and Special Projects, which aims to provide clinical care teams with education on current issues in the field of addiction treatment.

The entire video series can be found on our website here: https://www.bmcobat.org/resources/?category=8

This video was produced by 1623 studios out of Gloucester, MA.

NEW Video from our Experts – Safer Injection Practices

“Educating Clients on Safer Injection Practices” was written by Gabriel Wishik, MD, MPH, former physician provider for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and current Instructor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. This is the seventh video released as part of an educational series launched by Boston Medical Center’s OBAT TTA team–spearheaded by Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Research and Special Projects–which aims to provide clinical care teams with education on current issues in the field of addiction treatment.

The entire video series can be found on our website here: https://www.bmcobat.org/resources/?category=8

This video was produced by 1623 studios out of Gloucester, MA.

OBAT TTA Video Series for Care Teams – Recent Videos

Five videos from the Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA) team have been recently released! These videos are part of a series that aims to condense topical issues impacting the quickly-evolving field of substance use disorder treatment into bite-sized videos. Each video tackles a different topic and begins with a testimonial from an expert in the addiction field sharing their own first-hand experience, followed by an animated explainer segment.

These videos cover topics including the intersection of pain and addiction, written by Daniel Alford, MD, MPH; polysubstance use, written by Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc; challenging patient conversations, written by Lexie Bergeron, MPH, LCSW; family planning in addiction treatment settings, written by Annie L. Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP; and young adults with substance use disorder, written by Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS.

This videos project has been spearheaded by Alicia S. Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research for OBAT. Videos were produced by 1623 Studios out of Gloucester, MA. Stay tuned for more videos to be released soon!

 

 

Podcast: The Importance of Family Engagement in Addiction Treatment

In this episode of Boston Med Talks, Sarah Bagley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the CATALYST Program at Boston Medical Center, and Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, Office Based Addiction Treatment at Boston Medical Center, share how to increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders, what goes on during recovery month, and the importance of family engagement in addiction treatment. Access the podcast here: https://radiomd.com/bmc/item/40692-the-importance-of-family-engagement-in-addiction-treatment

Boston Medical Center Receives $89M in NIDA Funding to Reduce Opioid Deaths by 40%

As part of the NIH HEAL Initiative, Boston Medical Center will partner with 16 communities across the state of Massachusetts in order to implement Office Based Addiction Treatment and other services, with the goal of reducing opioid deaths by 40% over 3 years.

To read more about this study, click here.

If you’re interested in learning more about the nationwide HEAL Initiative, you can do so here.