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Michael Botticelli is the executive director of the 
Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at
Boston Medical Center

Michael Botticelli is the executive director of the
Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at
Boston Medical Center

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Recovery from addiction: One step at a time

When asked how long patients should remain on medications to treat addiction, “long enough” said Colleen LaBelle, R.N. La Belle is the director of the Office Based Addiction Treatment, or OBAT, at Boston Medical Center, home to the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. LaBelle’s response was not intentionally elusive. There is no right answer to the question. As with other chronic diseases, medication may be a temporary solution for some or a permanent form of therapy for others.