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How Can Policy Changes Combat the Opioid Crisis?

When the White House assembled a commission to address how to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, the administration called upon current and former elected officials with a background in administration, law enforcement, and addiction. And Bertha K. Madras, PhD. A psychobiologist in the Substance Use Disorders Division and Basic Neuroscience Division at McLean Hospital, she is an expert in...

McLean’s Bertha Madras, PhD, Honored by Two National Substance Abuse Prevention Groups

For her work on combating substance abuse, Bertha K. Madras, PhD, a psychobiologist at McLean Hospital’s Substance Use Disorders Division and Basic Neuroscience Division, has received recognition from two national organizations. On February 8, she accepted the National Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at the group’s 28th Annual National Leadership Forum...

McLean’s Bertha Madras Named to President’s Opioid Commission

Bertha K. Madras, PhD, of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been named to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Created through an Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 29, the Commission will identify current strengths and weaknesses in our nation’s response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis and recommend creative...

The Consequences of Marijuana Legalization: A Behavioral and Mental Health Perspective

As clinicians and researchers at McLean Hospital, where we see individuals who have problems with marijuana use as well as other mental health conditions, we would like to provide information about the adverse health consequences of marijuana and its legalization for recreational use. The legalization of marijuana for recreational use is proposed in Ballot Question 4. We believe that a “yes” vote...