Boston MedTalks

Michael Botticelli on Continuing to Fight the Addiction Crisis

Michael Botticelli - Speaker Bio
Michael Botticelli is one of the nation’s leading addiction experts, and served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama. He was the first person to hold the position who was also in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder and who came from a public health background. Now, he has returned to Boston where he previously served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to serve as the Director of Boston Medical Center’s newly established Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine.
  • Topic Info:Addiction is the most pressing public health crisis of our time. It is a chronic, medical condition that can impair health and function and is characterized by repeated use of a substance despite harmful consequences.

    In this segment, Michael Botticelli, one of the nation's leading addiction experts, who served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama and is currently the Director of Boston Medical Center's newly established Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, joins the show to discuss how policy makers, clinicians, patients and families in crisis from across the country are turning to BMC because of its expertise and leadership in caring for patients with addiction.

    Among the busiest, most comprehensive treatment centers for behavioral health and addiction treatment in the country, BMC has established a formal Addiction Center to help turn the tide on this national crisis.