Addiction Medicine

The MGH Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) is one of the major clinical research programs of the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The CAM is located within the Outpatient Psychiatry Division and delivers clinical evaluation, consultation, and study-related clinical care in a multidisciplinary setting.

The clinical environment at CAM is ideal for the conduct of  clinical research in addictive disorders. MGH is an integrated full service primary, secondary, and tertiary care hospital network with access to large numbers of local patients, over 1,359,312 square feet of research space, a diverse population of thousands of basic and clinical scientists with whom collaboration is encouraged.

It also has an active Clinical Research Program developed specifically to support clinical investigators through educational support, grant review, statistical consultation, recruitment support, peer support, and direct project management support for clinical investigations.

Contact our program

Center for Addiction Medicine
60 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
Administrative Phone: (617) 643-4691
Study Phone: (617) 724-8472
Fax: (617) 643-1998
Maps & directions

Addiction Treatment

We offer outpatient treatment through several programs:

Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS)
ARMS provides rapid access to information and support combined with outreach and care management for youth ages 14 - 26 and their families suffering from substance-related problems.

West End Clinic for Addiction Treatment
The West End Clinic (WEC) is an outpatient facility for those with alcohol and drug addictions, co-occurring mental health disorders and other types of addictive behaviors.

Addiction Research

CAM Research activities
The center is engaged in more than 10 patient oriented addiction trials including studies focused on trying to quit smoking. The center has a total subject enrollment each year of more than 300 patients. To learn more about these trials,  please click here.   If you are interested in participating in a research study, please browse the following flyers:


rri_logoRecovery Research Institute
The Recovery Research Institute (RRI) is a scientific enterprise that conducts novel and rigorous addiction science, and summarizes, synthesizes, and disseminates existing research relating to treatment and recovery. The overarching goal of these efforts is to increase the value, reach, and impact of our scientific endeavors nationally and globally in order to inform and enhance our clinical and public health approaches to addressing addiction. These dissemination efforts will empower individuals, communities, and our broader society to make evidence-based decisions to reduce and ultimately eliminate the harms attributable to alcohol and other drugs.  Click here for more information



Learn more about:

  • Our approach
    Find out more about the clinical services offered by the Center for Addiction Medicine.
  • Our staff
    Our staff is dedicated to helping patients as well as finding new ways to improve treatments.
  • Our Fellowships Program
    We are committed to helping train the next generation of researchers to continue our work through our one-year, full-time Addiction Fellowships affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
  • In The News
    Members of our staff have been in the news for their presentations, articles and lectures. Learn more.
  • Smoking Cessation
    Cutting edge behavioral interventions are being used in clinical trials for prevention of relapse to smoking.
  • Other Resources
    Links to other online resources with information from a variety of organizations


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