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Addiction Forum — Political and Community Leaders Converge

On Thursday, October 1st, 2015, leaders from the Boston community were joined by local, state and federal political leaders to discuss a public health epidemic — addiction. The Boston Teacher’s Union in Dorchester was host to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who has been quite […]




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“The Tragedy of Opioid Addiction in the Young and Homeless” by Lipi Roy, MD, MPH

Read my recent piece on a young female patient’s ongoing struggle and downward spiral with heroin addiction here.           Resources for Addiction Treatment and Recovery: Opiate Addiction and Treatment National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment4Addiction – […]




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Cuffs Not a Casket: A Son’s Addiction

My patient, Beth, has faced her share of obstacles. At 44, she has battled tobacco use, depression and hepatitis C. She also struggled with crack and heroin addiction and paid a hefty price — her nursing licence was revoked. So when her son was using drugs, she knew what had to be done. At the Mass […]




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“Doctor’s Call” Boston Herald Radio: Drug overdose in Massachusetts and Ebola infection in a PIH volunteer

Another wonderful segment of “Doctor’s Call” on Boston Herald Radio with hosts Jaclyn Cashman and Hillary Chabot! This week, we discussed the Ebola-infected volunteer with Boston-based nonprofit, Partners in Health. We also talked about the state’s need to ramp up efforts to address drug overdose, and perhaps looking to our neighbors to the south, Rhode […]




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