The agency employs an expert multidisciplinary treatment team that delivers a wide variety of culturally responsive services. Our highly trained and professional staff provides services in English, Spanish. Interpretive services are available for most other languages including sign language.
First DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offenders enter into this program after a 90-minute intake interview. Clients are then expected to complete 16 weekly group sessions, attend 2 self help forums and 1 victim’s forum.
Multiple Offender Program (MOP)
Massachusetts requires most people with a second DUI to enroll in a two week in-patient program at Tewksbury Hospital, followed by aftercare. ASAP provides an aftercare service which is usually 20 weekly sessions followed by 7 monthly sessions in the Phase III group.
Out of State DUI’s
Most out-of-state courts and motor vehicle departments will accept the Massachusetts DAE course to fulfill their requirements for a drunk driving charge. ASAP can provide the service required of most of the remaining states and Canadian provinces. In order to avoid extra client work and unnecessary costs, ASAP requires permission to consult with out-of-state referring agencies. Persons with alcohol related traffic violations from outside of Massachusetts can usually fulfill the other State’s requirements by completing an ASAP program.
Recovery Medications Support (MAT)
Recovery meds will decrease the physical cravings for drugs. The recovery support treatments (group, individual or telephone support) will decrease the mental obsession and the desire for drugs. More support equals less relapse. The recovery meds support group meets weekly with an experienced counselor to discuss how to stay on the meds and take them properly, how to avoid relapsing, staying away from risky people, places and things and how to enjoy your new drug-free life in recovery. Individual support counseling provides more specialized help focused on your individual needs and issues. Telephone support services provide support over the telephone to prevent relapse and offer you a chance get help in a confidential way and whenever you need it. Help is always just a phone call away.
Anger Management Treatment
We can help you learn how to deal with your anger. Boston ASAP clinicians utilize a variety of evidence-based practices and treatment techniques with clients, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), a skill-based approach to teaching more effective ways to experience, understand and express feelings of anger, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which utilizes Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Learn to manage emotions like anger and fear with confidence and develop the skills to handle stress, frustration, explosive anger and anger involved relationship issues. Boston ASAP also provides weekly group counseling for anger management on request or by referral.
Outpatient Gambling services
Clients who are in need of a gambling assessment and treatment plan can self-initiate the process by voluntarily seeking these services at Boston ASAP. The Clinical Director completes an assessment and determines a proper course of treatment. The Clinical Director provides the counseling services necessary.
Mental Health Clinic
Boston ASAP Mental Health Clinic offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy for the child, adolescent, young adult, and adult populations. We accept private pay. Insurances we accept include: Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP), Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP), Bostom Medical Center Health Net (BMC), United Behavioral Health (UBH), Tufts Healthcare
Meet our Clinical Staff:
|Matthew Hoffman, MPH, LADC I,Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist
Executive Director, Boston ASAP
M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health
Over 25 years of addictions treatment experience
|Betsy Ison, MSW, LICSW
Director, Boston ASAP Mental Health clinic
M.S.W., Rhode Island College
Over 25 years clinical experience across multiple settings
|Michael Dieffenbach, LMHC
Mental Health Clinician
LMHC, Boston College
Over 6 years clinical experience
|Gina Hart, MSW, LCSW, LADC1
Mental Health Clinician
M.S.W., Salem State University
Over 7 years clinical experience