BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
Team BMC is comprised of hearty and dedicated athletes who will run a scenic 13.1 miles through historic Newburyport, MA representing Boston Medical Center and its mission of exceptional care, without exception. Run with us and help BMC in the fight against the addiction crisis. All funds raised from Team BMC’s participation in the Newburyport Half Marathon will support Addiction programs at Boston Medical Center.
BMC has a strong tradition of providing high quality, innovative addiction services for adults, including clinical care, education and research. Our Addiction Services programs treat our most vulnerable patients, those that have already developed a substance use disorder and treats those that have begun to experiment with substances in the hopes of preventing addiction. Unfortunately, substance abuse is on the rise. In fact, it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, and in Massachusetts, opioids kill more people than motor vehicle accidents.
BMC is a leader in addiction medicine and the busiest, most comprehensive center for behavioral health and alcohol and substance abuse treatment. Here are a few examples of our most innovative programs:
Project ASSERT: Project ASSERT perfectly exemplifies its acronym—to innovatively improve Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment. Since 1994, the program has proudly stood as an interventional resource for patients seeking help with substance abuse services.
A program of Boston Medical Center’s Emergency Department, Project ASSERT has served more than 60,000 patients and is a national model in substance abuse intervention. Click here to read more about Project ASSERT
Project RESPECT: Project RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal Care, Education, Community and Treatment) treats pregnant women with opioid dependence and addresses the additional challenges of having a successful pregnancy while addicted. Mothers who received treatment are less likely to relapse, to be involved in reports of suspected child abuse/neglect, or to have their parental rights terminated. Children of this program are less likely to be placed out of the home. To read more about Project RESPECT and hear Cassie’s story please click here
CATALYST: The Center for Addiction Treatment for AdoLescents/Young adults who use SubsTances. This new, innovative service treats patients younger than 24 years old who have just begun to use substances with the hope of preventing addiction, as well as patients who have already developed a substance use disorder. Click here to read more about the CATALYST Clinic.
Your support helps us continue to provide provides exceptional care, without exception to all that walk through our doors.