News & Updates

New Funding Awarded

Congratulations to the following CARE Unit Faculty who have been awarded new funding between June-October, 2020. A $160,369 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for a project entitled, “Competitive revision to Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care among HIV-infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs.” Karsten Lunze from... More

The Pandemic Has Changed Addiction Treatment, Some Hope For Good

WBUR | May 21, 2020 When the coronavirus pandemic hit, 51-year-old Gigi Geary decided to move from Boston to stay with family in a remote area of New Hampshire. She's particularly at risk because she's undergoing cancer treatments, so she wanted to isolate herself as much as possible. Moving to New... More

BMC $89 million in funding to reduce opioid deaths

Boston Medical Center (BMC) was awarded $89 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to lead a research study with the goal of reducing opioid deaths by 40% in some of the most heavily impacted Massachusetts communities in... More

Media Mentions 2018 Featured News: Rapid Response to Fentanyl Overdose is Critical (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc) MetroWest Daily News: Local Approach To Treating Opioid Addiction (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH) BYU Radio: Opioid Misconceptions, Electric Scooters, Faith and Gang Violence (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH) The Boston Globe: Addicted People Often End Up In Jail. And That Can Be Deadly For Them (Alexander Walley, MD, More