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Past studies found that motivation for suicide may contribute to opioid overdose deaths in people with opioid use disorder (OUD). In 2019, a research team at McLean Hospital found suicidal motivations are common just prior to nonfatal opioid overdose and occur along a continuum of severity. Hilary S...
In the Media: Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Adults Have Had a Family Member Die of Drug Overdose, New Poll Shows
Dr. R. Kathryn McHugh details the prevalence of drug and alcohol addiction nationwide.
Addiction is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. Countless people are turning to substances, including prescription medications and alcohol, to cope with stress, trauma, and symptoms of common disorders, such as depression . There is massive stigma around addiction, whether someone...
R. Kathryn McHugh discusses how the increase of substance use disorders is affecting life expectancy rates in the U.S.
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...
“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 – 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
“Overarchingly, the research suggests that for women in particular, gender-specific treatment can be very helpful to their recovery process.” – Dr. Shelly Greenfield
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.
Presented by Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD , McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture
Dr. Bertha K. Madras on the increase in opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts.
In the Media: As Overdose Deaths up Due to the Pandemic, Boston Doctors to Host Awareness Day To Help
Dr. Roger D. Weiss discusses the importance of National Opioid and Substance Awareness Day, a free virtual town hall event co-sponsored by McLean Hospital.
Misuse of drugs and alcohol impacts many more people than the person going through the illness—it can affect family mental health as well. How can families best approach difficult conversations about addiction? Is there a best way to approach the situation? And what happens when the family is...
In this episode, Rocco A. Iannucci, MD , and Michael Walsh, MS, MCAP, CIP, discuss how to approach the topic of addiction, ways to navigate the uncertainty of a hard conversation, and what to do if other close family members are also struggling with their own addictions or mental health challenges...
Dr. Hilary S. Connery discusses the opioid epidemic and highlights the importance of suicide screening and prevention.
Dr. Bertha K. Madras and other experts examine the danger of promoting certain drugs as safe and harmless.
Watch Dr. Bertha K. Madras explain the brain science behind opioid addiction.
When she is not working as the admissions coordinator at Fernside , Quinn Tremblay stays very busy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending country concerts and sports events, and “making folks laugh.” She said that her Catahoula leopard dog Annie “always puts a smile on my face...