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Substance Misuse Disorder Referral

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On May 28th, 2017 the Boston Globe and STAT News reported on patient brokers. They are middlemen who steer people struggling with addiction to unscrupulous for-profit treatment centers in places like Florida, where the treatment can be substandard, expensive, and detrimental to recovery.  The article can be found here: https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/28/addict-brokers-opioids/.

If you work at BU and you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol, opiates, cocaine, or other drugs that may impact functioning at home or at work, we can work with you to help you find a treatment center that is reputable and accepts your insurance. Before calling the 800 numbers listed in ads for treatment centers that look too good to be true, contact us:

CRC telephone: 617-353-5381

Med Campus telephone: 617-638-5381

Contact us through our online web form

 

 

Seats are still available for the Eldercare Support Group starting next week on Med!

The Faculty & Staff Assistance Office is offering a three-session Elder Caregiver Support Group on the Medical Campus starting next Tuesday, February 20th.

This three-session program is for Boston University employees who may be involved or thinking about the caretaker responsibilities of an older person. If you worry about what kind of help your older person needs now or in the future, your role, how to find and pay for help, or how you might balance family and work, this program may help you. Participants will find practical information and emotional support. Each lunchtime session includes a brief presentation on a specific topic. You may share your feelings, concerns and experiences. The objective of this program is to provide people with support and resources to help them in their care-giving roles and responsibilities. The program is facilitated by  Bonnie Teitleman, LICSW, of the Faculty Staff Assistance Office.

The dates for the three sessions are:

Tuesday, February 20, 12-1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 12-1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 p.m.

The following topics will be covered over the course of this program.

  • When your Loved One is in Decline: Grief and Loss
  • Assessment, Resources, Service Providers, Legal and Financial Considerations for Short-Term and Long-Term Care
  • Behavioral Health: Dementias, Depression and other mental health issues

You must attend all three sessions.  Lunch is provided. For more information and to sign up for these groups, go to the BU Employee Wellness Website: http://www.bu.edu/wellness/resources-2/elder-caregiver-support-group-new/.

If you are unable to attend these workshops and would like to speak with someone about your elder caregiver concerns, contact us at http://www.bu.edu/fsao/contact/  or 617-638-5381 to schedule a free and confidential appointment.

Seats are still available for February 6th workshop on managing frustration and anger in your life!

Do you find yourself cranky and hard to get along with? Are you often angry with co-workers or family members? Do you think about how you can retaliate against the people who annoy you, and find yourself distracted by your feelings? You may not be able to change what makes you angry, but you can work to understand your anger and learn to manage your reactions.

If you or someone close to you feels or behaves this way, consider attending this lunchtime presentation called “Annoyance, Anger and Keeping Your Cool”.

Go to the BU Employee Wellness website to register for this free one hour class. Lunch provided. Registration required. http://www.bu.edu/wellness/resources-2/anger-management-new/

If you are unable to attend this workshop and would like to speak with someone about managing frustrations in your life, contact us at http://www.bu.edu/fsao/contact/  or 617-353-5381 to schedule a free and confidential appointment.

Register for our February 6th employee workshop on managing frustrations in your life

Do you find yourself cranky and hard to get along with? Are you often angry with co-workers or family members? Do you think about how you can retaliate against the people who annoy you, and find yourself distracted by your feelings? You may not be able to change what makes you angry, but you can work to understand your anger and learn to manage your reactions.

If you or someone close to you feels or behaves this way, consider attending this lunchtime presentation called “Annoyance, Anger and Keeping Your Cool”.

Go to the BU Employee Wellness website to register for this free one hour class. Lunch provided. Registration required. http://www.bu.edu/wellness/resources-2/anger-management-new/

If you are unable to attend this workshop and would like to speak with someone about managing frustrations in your life, contact us at http://www.bu.edu/fsao/contact/  or 617-353-5381 to schedule a free and confidential appointment.

Register for the FSAO Spring 2018 Elder Caregiver Support Groups

The Faculty & Staff Assistance Office is offering two Elder Caregiver Support Groups at BU this Spring on both campuses. For more information and to sign up for these groups, go to the BU Employee Wellness Website: http://www.bu.edu/wellness/resources-2/elder-caregiver-support-group-new/.

If you are unable to attend these workshops and would like to speak with someone about your elder caregiver concerns, contact us at http://www.bu.edu/fsao/contact/  or 617-353-5381 to schedule a free and confidential appointment.