Addiction Related Content
R. Kathryn McHugh discusses how the increase of substance use disorders is affecting life expectancy rates in the U.S.
Presented by Roger D. Weiss, MD, McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture
When someone you care about is living with an addiction, there are many obstacles to address and overcome—both separately and together. When someone has an addiction, it can impact all parts of their lives, as well as the lives of those around them. Knowing the best way to help a loved one with an...
In the Media: A Vaccine To Prevent Fentanyl Overdose Is in Development, Researchers Hope for Harm Reduction
Watch Dr. Bertha K. Madras offer feedback regarding a new vaccine that may prevent users from overdosing on fentanyl.
Addiction is not a sign of weakness, a character flaw, or a moral failure. It is a common condition that affects millions of people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. And while there is no one cause of addiction, there is hope—it can be treated effectively. Keep Reading To Learn The...
It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Frederick “Rick” Goggans, MD. Goggans served as the medical director for Borden Cottage in Camden, Maine since its opening in 2015. He was well known for his deep commitment to patient care, mental health advocacy, and through his...
Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD, McLean Hospital, presents as part of the 2022 Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment: An Update for Professionals course. Jump To Slides Resources Speaker biography Addiction and Suicide Suicide risk is elevated in connection to substance misuse. In this talk, Connery...
As a participant in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, Chris tells his story of his struggle with addiction and how getting the help he needed inspired him to fight stigma by talking openly about his recovery. “I work in the world of sports, where any perceived weakness is judged negatively...
Dr. Hilary S. Connery describes the inconsistent way people with substance use disorders are screened for suicide.
Dr. Bertha K. Madras responds to reports that animal tranquilizers are being abused as recreational drugs.
Drs. Hilary S. Connery and R. Kathryn McHugh describe how alcohol withdrawal syndrome can increase anxiety disorders and how medication can help alleviate the symptoms.
“We need to stop working in silos, because suicides and overdoses are related issues with similar risk factors, and in many cases, prevention may need to be overlapping.” – Dr. Hilary S. Connery
Video: Lecture – The Intersection of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cutting-Edge Innovation in Treating Substance Addiction
Presented by award recipient David Y. Lee, PhD, McLean Hospital, and co-presenter Scott E. Lukas, PhD, McLean Hospital – Jack H. Mendelson Memorial Research Award
Video: Lecture – Evidence-Based Treatment of Pregnant and Parenting People With Opioid Use Disorders and Their Children
Presented by Hendrée E. Jones, PhD, UNC Horizons – 2022 Cathie Cook Memorial Lecture
The restaurant and hospitality industries are high-paced and high-stress—and have some of the highest rates of mental illness in any field. Jenn talks to Food & Wine Magazine’s Kat Kinsman, MIDA Boston’s Douglass Williams, and McLean Hospital’s Ipsit Vahia, MD. Together they discuss mental health in...
Presented by Elena H. Chartoff, PhD, and Marisa M. Silveri, PhD, McLean Hospital – Crossroads in Psychiatry Lecture
“Overarchingly, the research suggests that for women in particular, gender-specific treatment can be very helpful to their recovery process.” – Dr. Shelly Greenfield
Presented by Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD, McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture
In the Media: Overdose Deaths Hit a Historic High in 2020. Frustrated Experts Say These Strategies Could Save Lives
Dr. Bertha K. Madras stresses the importance of a balanced strategy in order to combat the opioid crisis.
Dr. Bertha K. Madras on the increase in opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts.