CARE Unit News

 4/17/2014 The Daily Free Press: Remembrance or revelry: Celebrating the Marathon (Tim Naimi, MD, MPH)
 4/12/2014 The Oncology Report: Practice pearls for treating opiate dependence (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
4/10/2014 wbur CommonHealth: Second Opinion- Doc says Blue Cross opioid policy is flawed (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
 4/8/2014 AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: State Health Department and Community Agencies Save Lives by Teaching Potential Bystanders To Recognize and Respond to Opioid-Related Overdoses (Alex Walley, MD, MSc)
3/28/2014 Huffington Post: Boston Law School Sells Out to Big Alcohol Front Group (Jason Blanchette, MPH)
 3/7/2014 The Daily Free Press (BU): Binge drinkning boosts risk of death, study suggests (Tim Naimi, MD, MPH)
3/3/2014 NPR: ‘Magic’ overdose drug works, but demand and price on the rise (Alex Walley, MD, MSc)
2/21/2014 WGBH News: Examining the treatment options for heroin addicts. (Christine Pace, MD, MSc)
2/21/2014 NBC News: Heroin overdose ‘cure’ exists, but can users find it? (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
2/14/2014 Los Angeles Times: As marijuana laws change, health risks of pot use are weighed (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
2/13/2014 Boston Magazine: Mayor Marty Walsh Wants First Responders to Carry an Overdose Reversal Medication
1/24/2014 The Boston Globe: Pot is not ‘more dangerous than alcohol’? Science lacking on Obama’s claim
1/7/2014 CDC Vital Signs: Alcohol Screening and Counseling: An effective but underused health service
12/02/2013 The Boston Globe: Three Boston groups recognized with mayoral prize for primary care advances
 11/25/2013 BU Today: Bringing Scientific Rigor to Addiction Research
11/18/2013 BU Today: The Addiction Puzzle: An Overdose Lifeline
11/04/2013 CNN: Coming Back from the Dead (with Sanjay Gupta)
11/1/2013 It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM, has agreed to accept the leadership role of Director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit within the Section of General Internal Medicine upon Dr. Richard Saitz’s transition to Chair of Community Health Sciences in the BUSPH. Dr. Alford brings years of success as a nationally prominent educator about the treatment and prevention of unhealthy alcohol and other drug use, as well as promoting a clinically useful and safer approach to pain management.  Dr. Alford plans to continue to encourage CARE Unit education, research and clinical care efforts.
09/17/2013 News@JAMA: Author Insights: Chronic Care Model May Not Work for Patients With Addiction
09/17/2013 JAMA: Chronic Care Management for Dependence on Alcohol and Other Drugs
09/17/2013 The JAMA Network: Chronic Care Management Program Does Not Result in Increased Abstinence From Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence
10/15/2012 American Medical News: Recognizing the alcoholic patient
09/24/2012 GRANT AWARD: Zinc for HIV Disease Among Alcohol Users – An RCT in the Russia ARCH Cohort
09/03/2012 The Washington Post: Few doctors know how to treat addiction. A new program aims to change that.
08/20/2012 ABC News: Binge Drinking College Students Report Being Happier
08/20/2012 The Globe and Mail: Canada should train doctors to specialize in addiction
07/14/2012 GRANT AWARD: Implementing Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies into Primary Care Practice
06/25/2012 Research Society on Alcoholism: Richard Saitz, MD, MPH receives Distinguished Researcher Award
04/20/2012 American Society of Addiction Medicine: Richard Saitz, MD, MPH receives R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Lecture Award