Admission Policy

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Substance Abuse Programs and Classes

Boston ASAP admits anyone over the age of 18 who requires outpatient substance abuse treatment or education. Referrals are accepted from college judicial systems, student health services, community based juvenile justice programs, community health centers, other social service agencies, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), and health care providers.  Substance abuse assessments and evaluations are primarily provided for individuals ordered by the court to attend our classes, but we also accept voluntary clients. Out of state referrals are also accepted.

Boston ASAP does not provide detox, residential, in-patient, emergency, methadone, intensive outpatient or day care services. Boston ASAP accepts clients with government waivers, but clients are responsible for any charges that are not paid by these or other sources. Persons with concurrent medical or psychiatric needs are required to provide ASAP with permission to collaborate with the client’s mental health or medical provider. If other conditions and treatment are not compatible with ASAP services, ASAP cannot admit and will endeavor to help secure an alternative.

Mental Health Clinic

Boston ASAP’s Mental Health Clinic accepts referrals that are self-initiated by a client or indirectly from an agency i.e.: The Department of Children and Families, Probationary courts, hospitals or rehab facilities. All referrals are screened and will be assigned within five days. We make every attempt to match your needs/preferences with an appropriate counselor.

Gambling

Boston ASAP is approved by the Department of Public Health to provide outpatient treatment for gambling addiction including assessment, counseling, and on-going support. Clients enter into these services voluntarily. They are often facing gambling addictions including lottery, casino gambling, sports betting, and on-line gambling.

Employee Assistance Programs

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), social service offices, probation officers, and professional licensing boards refer persons to ASAP for an assessment to determine if they have a substance abuse diagnosis and to recommend a course of treatment.