Addiction Medicine: Programs and Services

Boston Medical Center has led the charge in addiction medicine for 25 years. With its excellence in clinical care, research and leadership, BMC is a source for new and novel ways to care for patients and serves as an important liaison to combating substance use disorders. Central to this work is an unwavering commitment to provide hope and healing to people struggling with substance use and to build healthier communities.

BMC’s 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, BMC’s 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, patients can receive care that is suited to their specific needs and effective in ensuring the best possible outcomes.

In addition, BMC is devoted to advancing addiction medicine through research, which has led to new and effective models of care that expand across the state and nation. These include a myriad of coordinated substance use and pain management services supported by philanthropy, grant funding and existing partnerships with state and local government. As substance use continues to be a leading cause of morbidity in the United States, resulting in an estimated $416.5 billion annually in healthcare, crime, traffic crashes and loss of productivity, the importance of these services cannot be overstated.