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

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Patient and Family Resources

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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Resources for Families Dealing with Substance Related Death
Downloadable list of resources for family members, loved ones, and caregivers that have experienced a substance-related death.
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Getting Naloxone from a Pharmacy in Massachusetts
Information for Massachusetts community members about how to get naloxone to help prevent overdose deaths.
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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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Peer Recovery Support Centers
The Massachusetts Peer Recovery Support Centers (PRSC) provide individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, as well as families and loved ones affected by addiction, an opportunity to both offer and receive support.
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The Phoenix
The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live.
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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

Grayken Center for Addiction | Boston Medical Center
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is a national hub for substance use disorders resources. Through more than a dozen treatment and support programs for patients of all backgrounds, here at Grayken, we revolutionize addiction treatment and education, replicate best practices, and provide policy, advocacy, and thought leadership.
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Health Resources in Action: Find a treatment center Massachusetts
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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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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Learn to Cope
Learn to Cope is a peer-led support network that offers education, resources, and hope for family members and friends who have loved ones affected by substance use disorder.
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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 Persons with Substance Use Disorder

Good Care for You and Your Baby While Receiving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Steps for healthy growth and development
This fact sheet (4 of 4) from SAMHSA addresses the care of persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) and the care of their babies after pregnancy. This resource includes information on managing OUD, caring for baby, and do's and don’ts for creating a healthy environment at home.
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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: Taking helpful steps for a healthy pregnancy
This fact sheet (1 of 4) from SAMHSA gives pregnant persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) helpful steps to ensure they have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This resource includes things to know about OUD and pregnancy, and do's and don'ts to keep both pregnant person and baby healthy during pregnancy.
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Treating Babies Who Were Exposed to Opioids Before Birth: Support for a new beginning
This fact sheet (3 of 4) from SAMHSA talks about what pregnant persons with opioid use disorder should know about and expect after the birth of their baby. This resource includes information about neonatal abstinence syndrome, baby’s needs after birth, and do’s and don’ts for understanding and responding to baby’s needs.
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Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy: Getting the help and support you need from your healthcare professionals
This fact sheet (2 of 4) from SAMHSA addresses how treatment of pregnant persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) can help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This resource describes managing OUD with a treatment plan that includes medicines and counseling.
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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

The content on this site and the content presented by Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is intended solely to inform and educate healthcare and social service professionals, and shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional. The hospital, the program, and the contributors are not acting as health care providers or professional consultants on behalf of any specific patient and disclaim establishing a provider-patient relationship with any specific patient.

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