Overview

This portal page is filled with information, links and resources to help caregivers provide safe, effective non-judgmental care to patients and families with SUD

  • In 2016 over 21 million adults in the US had a substance use disorder (SUD).
  • SUD contributes to more deaths and illnesses than any other preventable disease.
  • At MGH we acknowledge that SUD is a chronic disease very much like diabetes or heart disease.
  • Evidence shows that addictions education improves patient outcomes and decreases costs associated with treatment.
  • By delivering evidence based models of care and treatment our mission is to reduce and eliminate the stigma associated with SUD.
  • Nurses as direct care providers have a unique opportunity to generate a paradigm shift in delivery of care to patients with SUD.

Nurses who provide direct care of patients 24 hours a day and who make up the largest cadre of staff at MGH and in health-care in general have a unique opportunity to generate a Paradigm shift in delivery of care to patients with SUD.

Did You Know

Substance Use
Disorders Initiative

The Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital is a hospital-wide program designed to transform care for the chronic disease of substance use disorder in order to improve the quality, accessibility, clinical outcomes and value of treatment for our patients suffering with this illness.

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SUD Recovery Coaches
and Group Meetings

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Recovery Coaches help individuals overcome barriers to treatment and provide motivational support.

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The Addiction
Consult Team (ACT)

The Addiction Consult Team (ACT) is a multidisciplinary service that provides expert consultation and treatment recommendations for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) on Mass General’s inpatient units.

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