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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals


Recovery Month

Resource Links

#StateWithoutStigMA is a public information campaign created by the MA Department of Public Health. Access their website to learn how to be anti-stigma.
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BeHERE Initiative
The BeHERE Initiative works to advance racial equity in behavioral health by building capacity to transform policies and practices in prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery. Access their free trainings and resources, available to the public and providers.
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CDC National Recovery Month Partner Toolkit
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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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End Overdose is a program committed to preventing drug-related death through education, medical intervention, and public awareness.
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Getting Naloxone from a Pharmacy
Information for community members about how to get naloxone to help prevent overdose deaths.
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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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Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) was founded in 1991 to collectively meet with other addiction oriented groups to build a coalition to support the licensing of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
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Opioid Overdose Prevention Information
Free educational materials on opioid overdose prevention from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
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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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Recovery Services
Boston's Office of Recovery Services and the Recovery Services Bureau work together, with the state, city, and community partners to address substance use disorder in Boston. Access resources, information, and more.
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RIZE’s goal is to ensure that people suffering from substance use disorder have access to care and experience better quality of life and overall health. Guided by those with lived experience and unafraid of new ideas, RIZE is building networks, creating programming, and supporting community partners who are using novel approaches to preventing overdose. RIZE seeks to increase visibility, expand the evidence base, and inform policy so that government and the treatment and recovery community can more confidently elevate programs with promise. At the same time, RIZE is amplifying the voices of its community partners to bring greater awareness and urgency to the devastating impact of the overdose crisis.
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SAMHSA Recovery Month Toolkit
The Toolkit is a One-Stop Shop -Social media content to help spread awareness about the process of recovery and to share hopeful message that most people who get help do recover. -Resources for learning about and supporting those in recovery. -Promotional materials about recovery in September and beyond.
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Stop an Overdose with Naloxone
An overdose is a medical emergency. Be prepared. Carry Naloxone. Save a life
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Support After 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. SADOD focuses on increasing the capacity and effectiveness of peer grief support for bereaved people, frontline care providers, and people in recovery or struggling with drug use.
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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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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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