Michael Botticelli

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Buprenorphine is a safe, effective and underutilized treatment for opioid dependence that requires special credentialing, known as a waiver, to prescribe in the United States. To describe buprenorphine clinical practices and barriers among office-based physicians. Cross-sectional survey. Two hundred thirty-five office-based physicians waivered to prescribe(More)
BACKGROUND Opioid addiction is a chronic disease treatable in primary care settings with buprenorphine hydrochloride, but this treatment remains underused. We describe a collaborative care model for managing opioid addiction with buprenorphine hydrochloride-naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate sublingual tablets. METHODS Ours is a cohort study of patients(More)
Five states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma) have incorporated the Washington Circle (WC) substance abuse performance measures in various ways into their quality improvement strategies. In this article, we focus on what other states and local providers might learn from these states' experiences as they consider using WC(More)
Professional guidelines recommend annual screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) as part of health maintenance for all adolescents, but reported screening rates have been low and no report has documented the techniques being used. The objective of this study was to describe the results of a statewide questionnaire regarding(More)
UNLABELLED The Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (MASBIRT) Program, a substance use screening program in general medical settings, created a web-based, point-of-care (POC), application--the MASBIRT Portal (the "Portal") to meet program goals. OBJECTIVES We report on development and implementation of the Portal. (More)
States and communities use many strategies and policies to facilitate the integration of HIV and AIDS services with alcoholism and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. Massachusetts' policy initiatives that promoted collaboration between substance abuse programs and AIDS services are outlined. The review begins with an overview of the HIV epidemic(More)
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