Dr Brent Boyett - Evidence Based Outpatient Treatment of Addictive Disorders
June 19, 2017
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Dr. Boyett is a former president of The Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association and the current president of the Alabama Society of Addiction Medicine. In his role as ALSAM president, his top priorities include the effort to fully implement Parity Law and to bring addiction medicine into the mainstream of the healthcare system ultimately improving access to care for patients in need. In 2017, Dr. Boyett was appointment by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Addiction and Abuse. This committee is made up of leaders from the state’s criminal justice system, public and mental health systems and medical profession with the assignment of combating Alabama’s opioid abuse crisis. Recognizing the extreme unmet need for access to outpatient addiction treatment, Dr. Boyett established Pathway Partners Addiction Medicine, now known as Pathway Healthcare, as evidence based model for outpatient treatment of addictive disorders.
Miracles in Recovery
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On Miracles in Recovery we discuss all aspects of addiction and recovery and how they affect our families, communities, and the relationships within them. Join us for answers on how twelve step recovery programs can work in the lives of addicts and their families. We are also open to discuss any alternative options that have been working in your life as well. It starts by looking in the mirror. Hope is in your corner.
I was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where my parents divorced when I was nine years old. When my mother remarried, two step-brothers and a step-sister joined my older sister and two younger brothers. If you are thinking “Brady Bunch,” you kind of have the picture (but not G-rated like the TV version).
As a teenager I became a commercial fisherman, and that is where my life took a destructive turn. The waterfront was rampant with heroin and cocaine use and I endured many years of active addiction that finally rendered me homeless, helpless and loveless. I joined the Marine Corps in 1982 to try to get away from my surroundings but found myself back in the same boat after my time in the service ended.
My life changed for the better on February 28, 1989 when I fortunately became a MIRACLE IN RECOVERY. Since then, I have made it my quest to give back what was given to me, one day at a time without the obsessive restrictions of active addiction.
My life is second to none today and I encourage you to become a MIRACLE IN RECOVERY as well. Listen in as I share my experience, strength, and hope that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.
My message is hope and the promise of freedom.