A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
Reframing and responding to protective behaviors associated with stimulant use
“Reframing and responding to protective behaviors associated with stimulant use” is a three-minute explainer video written by Justin Alves, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ACRN, CARN, CNE, and Alexa Wilder, MPH. This video describes protective behaviors that are common among people misusing stimulants and offers trauma-informed, person-centered responses.
How to use an overdose prevention helpline
"How to use an overdose prevention helpline" is a three-minute explainer video written by Stephen Murray, MPH, NRP, and Matthew Heerema, MS. This video provides an introduction to overdose prevention helplines and how they work. To connect with the Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Helpline, call 1-800-972-0590 or visit massoverdosehelpline.org.
"Xylazine 101" is a three-minute explainer video written by Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM, and Samantha Blakemore, MPH. This video provides an introduction to xylazine and xylazine related harms. For more information on xylazine related overdose and wound care please check out these free resources: https://www.addictiontraining.org/resources/?category=15
Information impacts action: Debunking myths about the family and recovery
"Information impacts action: Debunking myths about the family and recovery" is a three-minute explainer video written by Matthew Heerema, MS and Alicia Ventura, MPH that challenges long-standing myths and assumptions about family members impacted by a loved one's substance use.
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Extended-Release Buprenorphine: An Instructional Guide
Extended-Release Buprenorphine: An Instructional Guide illustrates clinical pearls and step-by-step administration of extended-release buprenorphine (Sublocade®) based on the experience of clinicians at Boston Medical Center’s Office Based Addiction Treatment Program. The video reflects the security, storage, and handling requirements of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Massachusetts state law, and Boston Medical Center hospital policy
Demystifying Bacterial Infections in Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Written by Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Medical Director, BMC Project TRUST
Medications for Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
Written by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health
Common Dilemmas in the Ethical Treatment of Inpatients with Substance Use Disorders
Written by Zoe Weinstein, MD, MSc, Director of the BMC Addiction Consult Service and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
Initiation of Buprenorphine in Patients who are NOT Opioid Dependent
Written by Kristin Wason, MSN, AGPCNP, CARN, Clinical Nurse Educator, BMC OBAT TTA
Reducing the Harms of Incarceration for People with Opioid Use Disorder
Written by Jonathan M. Giftos, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and featuring Karen Hannon, BSN, RN, LADAC II, CARN, Nurse Manager and Corrections Liaison, BMC OBAT.
Methadone and the risk of prolonged QTc Interval – A risk/benefit discussion
Written by Bradley M. Buchheit, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
HIV Prevention in People Who Inject Drugs: PrEP and PEP
Written by Jessica Taylor, MD, Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Medical Director, Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center
Be Prepared: Develop an Overdose Response Plan
Written by Donna Beers, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Associate Director of the HEALing Communities Study Massachusetts; Gabriel Wishik, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine; and Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, BMC OBAT TTA.
Educating Clients on Safer Injection Practices
Written by Gabriel Wishik, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
Caring for Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder
Written by Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
The Unmet Need for Family Planning Services in Addiction Treatment Settings
Written by Annie L. Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP, nurse practitioner and Clinical Nurse Educator, BMC OBAT TTA.
Tell Me What to Say: How to Approach Challenging Patient Conversations
Written by Lexie Bergeron, MPH, LCSW, Program Director, BMC OBAT TTA
Polysubstance Use: The Norm Not The Exception
Written by Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
Intersection of Pain and Addiction
Written by Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Director of Boston Medical Center's Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit and the SCOPE of Pain program.
Addiction Impacts the Entire Family: Pearls for Providers
Written by Alicia S. Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, BMC OBAT TTA
Dr. Ayana Jordan: "COVID-19 is Terrible, But I am More Likely to Die From Structural Racism"