CARE Unit News

8/13/18 Medical Bag: Healthcare Community Should Favor More Restrictive Alcohol Policies (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
8/8/18 The Washington Post: As Opioid Crisis Rages, Some Trade ‘Tough Love’ For Empathy (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
8/3/18 BYU Radio: The More Alcohol Ads Kids See, the More Alcohol They Consume (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
7/19/18 Reuters: More U.S. Teens Saying ‘No’ To Smoking And Drinking (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS)
7/18/18 Metro: Almost Half of Of All US Adults Who Drink Alcohol Drink Too Much: Report (Rich Saitz, MD, MPH)
7/18/18 Healio: Many Patients Struggle to Stop Buprenorphine Use (Zoe Weinstein, MD)
7/17/18 Health News Review: After Canceling An Ethically Dubious Trial, NIH Sticks With A Muddled Message On Booze (Richard Saitz, MD)
7/12/18 Featured News: Rapid Response to Fentanyl Overdose is Critical (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
7/10/18 MetroWest Daily News: Local Approach To Treating Opioid Addiction (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
7/9/18 BYU Radio: Opioid Misconceptions, Electric Scooters, Faith and Gang Violence (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
7/7/18 The Boston Globe: Addicted People Often End Up In Jail. And That Can Be Deadly For Them (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
7/6/18 Tech Times: No Strong Evidence That Medical Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain: Study (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
7/5/18 STAT: It’s Time For Methadone To Be Prescribed As Part Of Primary Care (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
6/28/18 WRVO: Opioid Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To Doctors (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
6/22/18 Science Friday: Will We Ever Know How Moderate Drinking Affects Our Health? (Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP)
6/20/18 HealthDay: If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: Study (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
6/20/18 The Boston Globe: Why Marijuana Policies In Massachusetts Aren’t Strict Enough (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
6/19/18 LiveScience: Here’s the Latest Study on the Links Between Alcohol and Cancer  (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
6/19/18 CNN: Opioid Addiction Drugs Severely Underutilized, Study Finds (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
6/15/18 STAT Plus: The DEA Is Playing ‘Whack-A-Mole’ As It Tries To Stamp Out The Opioid Crisis (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
6/7/18 University of Michigan News: State Opioid Monitoring Programs: Not All Created Equal (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
6/6/18 The Boston Globe: Boston Medical Center Establishes A Lifeline For Parents Of Addicted Teens, Adults (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
6/1/18 HealthDay News: Opioids Behind 1 in 5 Deaths of Young U.S. Adults (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
5/29/18 CNN: Stricter State Alcohol Access Rules Can Save 800 DUI Deaths A Year, Study Says (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
5/25/18 Politico Pulse: Names in the News (Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN)
5/24/18 WBUR: Black Drug Users Grapple With Surging Opioid Overdose Death Rates (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
5/15/18 Boston Herald: Cheap Meals For Docs Boost Opioid Drug Sales, Says Boston Medical Center Study (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
5/7/18 The Sun Chronicle: New Solutions To The Opioid Crisis (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
5/3/18 Patient Engagement HIT: Can Peer Health Coaches Boost Patient Engagement in Drug Recovery? (Ricardo Cruz, MD)
4/25/18 ACS Surgery News: Beware Nonopiate Meds With High Street Value (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
4/24/18 Your Teen Magazine: Teens and the Opioid Epidemic (Sarah Bagley, MD)
4/22/18 Post-Gazette: Debate Over Moderate Alcohol Use Can Be All-Consuming (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
4/18/18 OZY: Can This Small Town Lead America In Fighting The Opioid Crisis? (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
4/12/18 PBS: How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Says It’s Found The Number (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
4/1/18 The Boston Globe Letters: Addiction Treatment Policies Pose Risk To Incarcerated Patients (Zoe Weinstein, MD)
3/29/18 Healthline: What Happens to Your Body When You Binge Drink (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
3/28/18 BU Today: BU Expert: Trump Opioid Plan a Dud (Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP)
3/23/18 Daily News Journal: Smyrna Police Join Growing List Of Departments Issuing Narcan Devices To All Officers (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
3/20/18 Slate: Learning How to Eat Again After Recovering From Addiction (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
3/19/18 Addiction Now: Addiction Treatment Programs in Boston Support Overdose Survivors (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, general internal medicine)
3/19/18 WBUR Radio Boston: In New Hampshire, Trump Unveils Plan To Tackle Opioid Crisis (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
3/7/18 WBUR: MGH Becomes 1st Mass. ER To Offer Addiction Medication, Maps Seamless Path To Recovery (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
3/6/18 MassLive: Advocates Push Safe Injection Sites To Address Opioid Epidemic In Massachusetts (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
2/22/18 The Washington Post: Addiction in America: On the Front Lines of Medicine (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
2/15/18 Winthrop Transcript: Officials Attend Local Symposium on Ways to Fight Opioid Crisis in the Workplace (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
2/15/18 Boston Herald: Kalter: OD Deaths Down, Thanks To Narcan (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
2/12/18 Addiction Professional: Nurses, Peers Pivotal To Health System’s Opioid Disorder Initiative (Christopher Shanahan, MD)
2/5/18 BYU Radio: How to Talk About Addiction, Super Bowl Ads, Hi-Tech Olympic Training (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
2/1/18 WBUR Greater Boston: Former White House Drug Czar On Plans To Slash His Former Office’s Budget (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
1/30/18 PBS NewsHour: 5 Medical Stories You Should Be Reading Now (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
1/28/18 Social Work Today: Reevaluating the 12-Step Model Legacy (Danna Gobel, LCSW, OBAT), (Ellen Kreida, LICSW, MPH, CATALYST Clinic)
1/19/18 The Detroit Bureau: Government Panel Wants Lower Drunk Driving Threshold (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
1/16/18 MassLive: People With Chronic Pain Worry Gov. Charlie Baker’s Opioid Bill Will Cut Availability Of Pain Meds (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
1/11/18 WBUR: Boston EMS Reports Opioid Overdose Deaths Were Way Up In 2017 (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
1/1/18 Managed Care Magazine: Underused Weapon In the War on Addiction (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
12/22/17 WCVB: Opioids Blamed For Drop In Life Expectancy For Second Year (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
12/15/17 The Bay State Banner: Addiction In The Elderly: An Overlooked Group (Zoe Weinstein, MD)
12/13/17 HealthDay: Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
12/4/17 Reuters: Court-Mandated Opioid Rehab Rarely Meets Medical Standards (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
12/1/17 The Bay State Banner: ‘Standing Orders’: An Approach To Overdose Prevention (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc; Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN)
12/1/17 Mass Live: What Works To Reduce Overdose Deaths? Experts Speak At Baystate Medical Center(Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
12/1/17 Daily Hampshire Gazette: Experts Share Ways To Limit Opioid Crisis At Baystate Forum (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, medicine)
11/30/17 BusinessWest: AIC to Hold Inaugural Public Health Nursing Clinical Conference (Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN)
11/30/17 WBZ CBS Boston: Boston Doctor Criticizes New Opioid Awareness Campaign (Richard Saitz, MD)
11/29/17 The Boston Globe: An Ad Campaign Against Opioid Addiction Is Drawing Criticism (Richard Saitz, MD)
11/28/17 WBUR: U.S. Attorney’s Office Launches Ad Campaign Aimed At Discouraging Opioid Use (Richard Saitz, MD)
11/28/17 HealthDay: Pot May Alter Brain Function of Some With HIV  (Richard Saitz, MD)
11/25/17 The Boston Sun: Residents Work to Help Solve Opioid- Related Problems in the South End (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
11/22/17 NPR: Asking About Opioids: A Treatment Plan Can Make All The Difference (Richard Saitz, MD)
11/20/17 The Boston Globe: State Crime Bills Would Expand Inmates’ Access To Addiction Treatment (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
11/17/17 Bay State Banner: Mental Illness And Addiction: Often Hand In Hand (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
11/15/17 Psych Central: New Care Model Improves Addiction Treatment (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
11/15/17 Axios: Opioid Addiction Treatments Are Equally Effective, Study Finds (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
11/15/17 The Boston Globe: Mass. Governor Aims To Expand Battle Against Opioid Addiction (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction)
11/14/17 Addiction Professional: Hospital Boosts Opioid Patients’ Rapid Access To Medication (Zoe Weinstein, MD)
11/13/17 Chemical & Engineering News: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: Worth The Effort And Cost? (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
11/13/17 The Boston Globe: Opioid-Related Deaths Decline By 10 Percent In Mass. (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
11/8/17 Boston Herald: Mass. Docs Fail Opioid Rx Checks (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
11/3/17 Marijuana Use Linked To Cognitive Impairment In HIV Patients (Richard Saitz, MD)
11/2/17 BU Today: POV: Trump’s Opioid Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough (Zoe Weinstein, MD, Richard Saitz, MD)
11/2/17 Time: What Doctors Facing the Opioid Crisis Need Next (Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction)
10/30/17 Geo TV: Cash Incentives Help Smokers Quit, Study Finds (Karen Lasser, MD, MPH)
10/30/17 US News & World Report via HealthDay: When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking (Karen Lasser, MD, MPH)
10/26/17 MSNBC: Trump To Make Long-Promised Opioid Emergency Declaration (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
10/26/17 WBUR: Trump’s Public Health Emergency Declaration Includes No New Funding To Combat Opioid Crisis (Richard Saitz, MD, MPH)
10/26/17 WIRED: A Massive Health Study On Booze, Brought To You By Big Alcohol (Richard Saitz, MD)
10/20/17 The Bay State Banner: Treatment For Substance Use Disorder (Sarah Bagley, MD)
10/19/17 US News & World Report: Opioid Crisis Spurs Change at Medical Schools (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
10/19/17 The Berkshire Eagle: Neal, Experts Discuss State’s Opioid Epidemic; Scourge ‘No Longer Heavily Urbanized’ (Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction)
10/10/17 Addiction Now: One In 12 Doctors Accepts Opioid-Related Payments From Drug Companies (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
10/5/17 NBC Boston: Overdosed: New England Fights Back Parts 1 & 2 (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
10/2/17 SouthCoast Today: Opioid Forum Aims At Educating Public To Combat National Crisis (Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction)
9/28/17 Boston Magazine: White House Grants BMC $350,000 for Opioid Abuse Work (Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
9/26/17 WCVB Chronicle: 5 On Opioids/State of Addiction (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
9/26/17 WCVB Chronicle: 5 On Opioids/State of Addiction: Early Intervention (Sarah Bagley, MD; Eric Lozada, recovery coach)
6/26/17 Valley News: Study: Americans With Mental Health Disorders Prescribed Opioids at High Rate (Marc LaRochelle, MD)
6/25/17 NBC News: How To Find A Good Drug Treatment Program And Avoid The Bad Ones (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
6/22/17 The Lowell Sun via State House News: Fentanyl ‘Game Changer’ In Public-Health Opioid Battle (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
6/22/17 The Bay State Banner: Recovery From Addiction: One Step At A Time (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN, Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/21/17 American Libraries Magazine: Saving Lives in the Stacks (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/21/17 Fox News: Dramatic Spike In Opioid-Related ER Visits, Hospitalizations, Report Reveals (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
6/21/17 Becker’s Hospital Review: Young People With Opioid Use Disorder May Not Receive Proper Treatment, Study Suggests (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
6/19/17 Associated Press (also ran in The New York Times, ABC News, STAT, Voice of America): Few Opioid-Addicted Youth Get Standard Treatment Medication (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
6/19/17 Daily Hampshire Gazette: Former ‘Drug Czar’: Strength Of Community Will Prevail In Fight Against Opioid Crisis (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine
6/15/17 The Pew Charitable Trusts: Support Grows for Civil Commitment of Opioid Users (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/14/17 The Bay State Banner: Accidental Addiction: Just One Pill Too Many (Zoe Weinstein, MD)
6/9/17 The Washington Post: The Drug Crisis Is Now Pushing Up Death Rates For Almost All Groups Of Americans (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
6/7/17 The Bay State Banner: Note To Adolescents: Drugs Don’t Make You Cool (Sarah Bagley, MD; Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
6/6/17 Slate: Journalists, Stop Using Words Like Addict and Drug Abuser (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
5/31/17 Metro: Here’s How Your Recreational Drug Habit Is Going To Put You In The Emergency Room (Sarah Bagley, MD)
5/25/17 The Boston Globe: Big Names Attend Conference Kickoff (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
5/25/17 The Boston Globe: Big Names Attend Conference Kickoff (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine)
5/19/17 Healio: National Hepatitis C Testing Day is May 19 (Karen Lasser, MD)
5/17/17 Medical Xpress: It’s Often Family To The Rescue During Opioid ODs (Sarah Bagley, MD)
5/16/17 Hepatitis News Today: Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Approach Effective in Hepatitis C Treatment (Karen Lasser, MD)
5/16/17 NPR: An Experiment Helps Heroin Users Test Their Street Drugs For Fentanyl (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
5/15/17 Boston Magazine: How Fighting Substance Abuse Is Like Training for a Triathlon (Sarah Bagley, MD)
5/11/17 NBC Boston: An In-Depth Look at the Opioid Report (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
5/11/17 Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health: BU Professor Honored by Society of General Internal Medicine Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
5/10/17 Boston Globe: Could The Opioid Epidemic Be Easing? (Marc Larochelle, MD)
5/10/17 Becker’s Hospital Review: Experts In Boston Saved 66 Patients With Hepatitis C Virus: Here’s How Doctors Attained Success (Karen Lasser, MD)
5/8/17 The Pew Charitable Trusts: As Fentanyl Spreads, States Step Up Responses (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
5/7/17 Boston Magazine: Adolescent Addiction: What Every Parent Should Know (Sarah Bagley, MD, Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, Michael Botticelli)
4/22/17 BUSPH News: Professor Honored by Society of General Internal Medicine (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
4/18/17 Martha Stewart: A Happy Medium: Why Moderation is Key to a Healthy Lifestyle (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
4/18/17 U.S. News & World Report: 7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About the Lethal Dangers of Opioids (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH)
4/17/17 The Boston Globe: In Drunken-Driving Cases, Melanie’s Law Is Rarely Used (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Richard Saitz, MD, MPH)
4/17/17 The New York Times: You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic?  (Michael Botticelli, executive director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine; Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
4/14/17 WBUR: From Dying Wishes To Support For Substance Users: How 5 Health Startups Tackle Tough Problems (Christopher Shanahan, MD, MPH)
4/4/17 Boston Business Journal: People on the Move: Colleen LaBelle (Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN)
4/27/17 The New York Times: When Teenagers Drink, Avoiding the Risks From Driving (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
3/20/17 Massachusetts Medical Society: Physicians Fight Opioid Abuse Across the Commonwealth (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
3/20/17 Practical Pain Management: Managing Opioid Use Disorders and Chronic Pain (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
3/17/17 WBUR: In Between Life And Death, Opioid Use Can Cause Dozens Of Injuries (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
3/13/17 Politico: Docs Warn that Medicare Crackdown Will Hurt Pain Patients (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
3/1/17 The Huffington Post: Naloxone Won’t Rescue Us From The Opioid Epidemic, But It’s A Start (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
3/1/17 Wired: Keeping Fentanyl Out of the US Will Take More Than a Wall (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
2/22/17 JAMA: Substance Use Terminology (Katherine Calver, PhD, Richard Saitz, MD)
2/21/17 BU Today: POV: More Help Needed for Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic (Sarah Bagley, MD, Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS)
2/17/17 The Boston Globe: Nearly 2,000 Died From Opioid Overdoses In Mass. Last Year (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
2/13/17 Healthday: Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
2/13/17 Reuters: Limit Teens’ Saturday-Night Driving, Experts Suggest (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS)
2/13/17 MedPage Today: Half of Youth Car Crash Deaths Involve Alcohol (Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS)
1/30/17 Dare Greatly- CATALYST Clinic (Sarah Bagley, MD)
1/14/17 Washington Post: New State Rules Are Forcing Opioid Prescribers to Confront ‘Doctor Shopping’ (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
1/6/17 Boston Magazine: Black and Hispanic Opioid Users May Be Less Likely To Continue Treatment (Zoe Weinstein, MD, MS)
1/3/17 Metro: App measures how drunk you are based on how you walk (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
10/11/16 The Boston Globe: GE Puts Philanthropic Muscle Into Opioid Fight (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
10/6/16 South End News: BMC, Walgreens to Help Adolescents Overcome Addiction (Sarah Bagley, MD)
9/16/16 Reuters: Exercise May Reduce Alcohol-Related Cancer Risk (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH
9/15/16 The Daily Free Press: Opioid Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon Creates New Solutions to Opioid Epidemic (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN; Jeffery Samet MD, MA, MPH)
9/7/16 Medindia: Alcohol Advertising Linked to Underage Drinking (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
8/31/16 The Pew Charitable Trusts: Nurses Step In to Boost Treatment for Opioid Addiction (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
7/29/16 Cape Cod Times: Cape Family Joins Push For Stricter OUI Law (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
7/28/16 The Boston Globe: Family of Fallen Officer: In-car Breathalyzer Necessary For First Offenders Too (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
7/18/16 The Fix “Addiction and Recovery Straight Up”: How Do You Handle Pain Relief If You’re Concerned About Addiction? (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
7/6/16 The Boston Globe: Medical Marijuana Changing Prescription Practices, Study Finds (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
6/28/16 American Medical Association: Pain Expert: Judge the Opioid Treatment, Not the Patient (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
6/27/16 Health Day “News for Healthier Living”: Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/27/16 Think Progress: ‘There’s No Detox When You’re Dead’: Boston Wants Users to Get High Under Medical Supervision (Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH)
6/27/16 Psychiatry Advisor: Expanded Naloxone Access Could Help Curb Opioid Deaths (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/26/16 True Viral News: What Addiction Science Says About Getting – And Staying – Off Opioids (Jeffery Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
2/4/16 The Boston Globe: Language of Addiction Itself Can Hurt, Advocates Say (Richard Saitz, MD, MPH)
2/1/16 The Daily Free Press: Expert Argues Benefit of Physicians’ Opioid Prescription Education (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH; Jane Liebschutz MD, MPH)
1/14/16 WBUR/NPR News “Here & Now”: 91 Percent of People Who Overdose on Opioids are Able to Get Another Prescription (Marc LaRochelle, MD, MPH)
1/7/16 NPR News “All Things Considered”: Medicaid May Soon Pay for Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
12/29/15 CBS News: After Painkiller Overdoses, Patients Continue to get Drugs (Marc LaRochelle, MD, MPH)
12/29/15 The Boston Globe: Most Who OD On Opioids are Able to Get New Prescriptions (Marc LaRochelle, MD, MPH)
12/8/15 Quick Questions on a Tablet Spot Drug Trouble (Richard Saitz, MD, MPH)
11/10/15 WBGH News: Suboxone-A Miracle Drug or Merely a Step in the Right Direction? (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
11/10/15 WGBH News: Sheriff Warns that New White House Drug Policy Could be Boon to Prison Suboxone Smuggling (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
11/4/15 MD Magazine: Treating Substance Abuse and Addiction in HIV Patients (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
11/2/15 Medscape: Experimental Agent Shows Promise for Alcohol Dependence (Richard Saitz, MD, MPH)
10/20/15 The Daily Free Press: Alcohol Laws Directly Correspond to Drinking Deaths (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
10/15/15 The Boston Globe: State Liquor Rules Bring Down Death Rates for Women (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
10/5/15 Sentinel & Enterprise: ‘Motivational interviewing’ has been key to abuse fight (Lee Ellenberg, LICSW)
10/1/15 Reuters: Clinton to Promote Plan to Combat Addiction with Spending on Treatment (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH)
9/30/15 Latinos Health: HIV/AIDS Symptoms & Treatment: Addiction Therapy Lowers Substance Abuse Among Infected Patients, Study Reveals (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
9/25/15 NECN: Alcohol Tax Roils Boston (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
9/25/15 The Boston Globe: To Combat Drug Abuse, Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
9/10/15 WGBH News: Pain Management and the Evolution of the Opioid Crisis (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
9/1/15 The Boston Globe: Settlement Will Make Narcan More Affordable, Mass AG Says (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
8/27/15 Go Local Worcester: Educating Clinicians Important in Safe Opioid Prescribing (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
8/26/15 WBZ-TV: Father Says Saugus Store Display Promotes Excessive College Drinking (Richard Saitz, MD)
8/17/15 The Boston Globe: AG’s Opioid Proposal Targets Fentanyl Trafficking (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
8/10/15 The Providence Journal: Boston Hospital to Help R.I., Mass Pharmacies Increase Distribution of Overdose Medications (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
8/6/15 MassLive: Commission to Seek Painkillers More Resistant to Abuse in Face of Addiction Crisis (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
8/5/15 The Boston Globe: Despite Efforts, Mass. Opioid Deaths on Pace to Match 2014 (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
7/22/15 WBUR: Could Screening Students for Drug Use Curb the Opiate Addiction Crisis? (Lee Ellenberg, LICSW)
6/18/15 WCVB Channel 5: Experts Want Expansion of Narcan Education, Distribution (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/17/15 WBUR CommonHealth: I Bought Narcan, And Here’s What I Learned (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/17/15 WCVB Channel 5: “We’re at war and we’re losing” Officials declare health crisis as overdoses continue to rise (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
6/15/15 Education Week: Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds (Jason Blanchette, MPH)
6/1/2015 HealthDay: Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking (Timothy Naimi MD, MPH)
5/18/15 The Boston Globe: Baker Responds to Plymouth’s Drug Crisis (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
5/10/15 Pharmacy Choice: Local Physician Recommends World Health Organization Retire the Term Opioid Substitution Therapy (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
4/20/15 CNBC: Prescription Drug Abuse if Lower, but Heroin Use Up (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH)
4/16/15 The Bay State Banner: Making a Physical Exam Your Primary Concern (Sheila Chapman, MD)
4/2/15 Boston Herald: Maura Healey Puts Docs, Clinics on Notice (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
3/24/15 The Enterprise: Drugs to Treat Addiction Work, But Carry a Stigma (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
2/28/15 State Gets Serious About Opiate Abuse (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
2/28/15 Boston Herald: As You Were Saying… Raise Glass to Fairer Alcohol Tax (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Jason Blanchette, MPH)
1/29/15 WBUR: Addiction Expert Discusses Statewide Surge in Heroin Overdose (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
1/29/15 The Boston Globe: Surge in Heroin Overdoses Puzzles Healthcare Workers (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
 10/6/14 Infectious Disease News: Intervention May Not Reduce Risky Behaviors Among Those with HIV (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
 9/27/14 Boston Globe: Addicts Desperately Waiting for a Lifesaver (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
 9/26/14 Daily Free Press: BUPD to Carry Heroin Overdose Antedote (Alex Walley, MD, MSc)
 9/26/14 GoLocalWorcester: SCOPE of Pain Combats Opioid Abuse Through Prescriber Education (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
 9/16/14 Time: Stopping America’s Hidden Overdose Crisis (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
 9/12/14 International Business Times: Why Are HIV Rates So High in Russia? (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
 9/13/14 The Boston Globe: LETTERS: Real Evidence is Needed Before We Extol Alcohol’s Benefits (Rich Saitz, MD, MPH)
 9/12/14 ReachMD: Intimate Partner Violence: The Physician’s Responsive and Preventive Roles (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
 9/11/14 Today’s Hospitalist: Linking Inpatients to Addiction Treatment (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
 9/10/14 South Coast Today: Online Only: Officials, Medical Experts Discuss Plans to Fight Opiate Abuse Problem (Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
 9/5/14 Boston Business Journal: Officials Convene Opiate Experts to Address Drug Problem (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, Colleen LaBelle, RN, CARN)
 9/2/14 ACP Internist: Methadone Challenging Option for Treatment of Chronic Pain (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
 9/2/14 The Daily Free Press: Researchers at BU, Boston Medical Center Find Alcohol Policy “Environment” and Adult Binge Drinking Levels to be Inversely Related (Ziming Xuan, ScD, Tim Naimi, MD, MPH)
 8/22/14 NPR Marketplace: Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
 8/6/14 NPR: Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems (Rich Saitz, MD, MPH)
 8/6/14 PsychCentral: Brief Counseling Helps Alcohol Abuse, Does Not Help Substance Abuse (Rich Saitz, MD, MPH)
 8/6/14 Pharma Times: Safety Fears Over Faster US Drug Approvals (Karen Lasser, MD, MPH)
 7/29/14 Boston Globe: Priorities in Addiction Treatment Bill Debated (Rich Saitz, MD, MPH)
 7/17/14 Worcester Magazine: Pill Man: One Man’s Fight to Overcome Opiate Addiction (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
 7/1/14 The Boston Globe: Massachusetts Ranks High in Prescribing Painkillers (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
 7/1/14 The Boston Magazine: Treating Addiction During and After Hospitalization Reduces Relapse, Study Says (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
 7/1/14 HealthDay: Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
 7/2/2014 Boston Herald: Critics: Docs Part of Crisis (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
 6/30/14 Treating Addicted Patients During, After Hospitalization Reduces Relapse (Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH)
 6/30/14 The Boston Globe: MGH to screen all patients for substance abuse (MASBIRT)
 6/27/14 WBZ AM 1030: Heroin: From Prescription to Addiction (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
5/19/14 Boston Business Journal: Addiction expert says launch of Zohydro was irresponsible (Dan Alford, MD, MPH)
5/8/14 WCVB: Concerns grow about state’s medical marijuana regulations (Tim Naimi, MD, MPH)
 4/17/14 The Daily Free Press: Remembrance or revelry: Celebrating the Marathon (Tim Naimi, MD, MPH)
 4/12/14 The Oncology Report: Practice pearls for treating opiate dependence (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH)
4/10/14 wbur CommonHealth: Second Opinion- Doc says Blue Cross opioid policy is flawed (Daniel Alford, MD, MPH)
 4/8/14 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)
3/28/14 Huffington Post: Boston Law School Sells Out to Big Alcohol Front Group (Jason Blanchette, MPH)
 3/7/14 The Daily Free Press (BU): Binge drinkning boosts risk of death, study suggests (Tim Naimi, MD, MPH)
3/3/14 NPR: ‘Magic’ overdose drug works, but demand and price on the rise (Alex Walley, MD, MSc)
2/21/14 WGBH News: Examining the treatment options for heroin addicts. (Christine Pace, MD, MSc)
2/21/14 NBC News: Heroin overdose ‘cure’ exists, but can users find it? (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc)
2/14/14 Los Angeles Times: As marijuana laws change, health risks of pot use are weighed (Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH)
2/13/14 Boston Magazine: Mayor Marty Walsh Wants First Responders to Carry an Overdose Reversal Medication
1/24/14 The Boston Globe: Pot is not ‘more dangerous than alcohol’? Science lacking on Obama’s claim
1/7/14 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