Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals


Patient and Family Resources

Patient Advocacy Brochure: Know Your Rights
This brochure gives patients information on their rights when they access treatment for substance use disorder and outlines steps they can take to report programs that violate their rights.
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Resources for Families Dealing with Active Substance Use
Downloadable list of resources for family members, loved ones, and caregivers of people with SUD.
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Empowering Loved Ones Educational Group

Empowering Loved Ones of People with Addiction: An Educational Group
Empowering Loved Ones is a FREE educational program by Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance. Empowering Loved Ones is for family members, partners, and friends of people who use substances problematically. The group offers education, not advice, and is grounded in research and compassion. Empowering Loved Ones is taught by professionals in addiction medicine personally impacted by a loved one’s substance use.
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Empowering Loved Ones Welcome Packet
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Finding Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Boston Medical Center: Grayken Center for Addiction
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Health Resources in Action: Find a treatment center Massachusetts
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Overdose Grief Support

Broken No More
Broken No More provides support and guidance to those who have lost a loved one due to substance use.
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Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center
Hope Floats is a bereavement and educational center for adults, children, teens, and their families who are grieving, dealing with illness, or facing other life challenges. They provide free support services and bring hope and healing to those in need.
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Safety, Hope, & Healing Counseling and Consulting
Safety, Hope, & Healing Counseling and Consulting specializes in supporting children, adults, families, schools, and organizations in responding to and recovering from experiences of trauma and loss.
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Samaritans provides lifesaving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Their services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.
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Support After a Death by Overdose (SADOD)
SADOD provides resources, information, and assistance to people throughout Massachusetts who have been affected by the death of someone they care about from a substance-use-related cause.
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The Compassionate Friends: Supporting Family After a Child Dies
Through a network of over 500 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
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What’s Your Grief
What's Your Grief's goal is to create a community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing to understand the complicated experience of life after loss.
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Pregnant, Postpartum, and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorder

Good Care for You and Your Baby While Receiving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
This guide from SAMHSA addresses the care of women with opioid use disorder and the care of their babies after pregnancy.
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Journey Recovery Project
Designed for pregnant and parenting women with SUD, this interactive web-based resource from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health includes informational slideshows, videos from peers in recovery, and links to more information and services. This site is intended to increase access to treatment and provide guidance and support to women in recovery.
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Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
This two-page fact sheet from SAMHSA gives an overview of opioid use disorder and the potential impacts it may have on pregnant women and their babies.
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Treating Babies Who Were Exposed to Opioids Before Birth
This fact sheet from SAMHSA has helpful information on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), including what it is, how it is caused, what impacts it can have on a patient's baby, and how it can be treated.
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Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy
This two-page guide from SAMHSA teaches pregnant women with opioid use disorder about the treatment options available to them.
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Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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