Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment
Meeting the Standard
Choosing a treatment provider can be overwhelming. While licensing and accreditation may not be the first things on your mind when selecting an addiction treatment and rehabilitation program, it is important to understand who regulates and oversees the standards of care is in your community.
In Massachusetts, the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services, including
Licensing substance use disorder treatment programs and counselors
Funding and monitoring prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services
Providing access to treatment for the uninsured
Developing and implementing substance use disorder-related policies and programs
If you are researching treatment options, you have the right to make an informed decision and you deserve the highest standard of care.
Use the following client resources to help guide your decisions. Unlicensed programs and treatment providers are not recommended.
Check a Treatment Provider's License
To access licensed treatment providers in Massachusetts, search the BSAS directory using the BSAS e-Licensing link below.
Or contact the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Hotline at 1-800-327-5050 or visit http://helpline-online.com
For providers licensed outside of Massachusetts, search the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at