COVID 19 Update: Boston ASAP wishes everyone in the Boston community safety and good health. We are continuing to provide services as safely as possible. We are available for OUI assessments and Mental Health support via tele health or phone services. Administrative staff are available during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm.

Who We Are

Boston Skyline with Sailboat Harbor

Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs, better known as Boston ASAP, is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to provide outpatient alcohol, drug and gambling treatment programs. We are also a licensed mental health clinic and provide mental health counseling services.

We Provide:

  • Driver Alcohol Education (DAE) – A class for first DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offenders
  • Multiple Offender Program (MOP) – A class for multiple DUI offenders
  • Gambling assessment and treatment
  • Mental Health Clinic Outpatient Services for all ages including:
    • Individual, Couple and Family
    • Anger Management
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Substance use/abuse
    • Court ordered evaluations & counseling
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Please call 617-482-5292 to schedule an Intake with one of our Clinicians.


Meet our Clinical Staff:

Matthew Hoffman, MPH, LADC I,Massachusetts
Executive Director, Boston ASAP
Problem Gambling Specialist
M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health
Over 25 years of addictions treatment experience

  • Alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Problem gambling
  • DUI services
  • Drug and alcohol assessment
  • Addiction recovery support


Betsy Ison, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Director, Boston ASAP
M.S.W., Rhode Island College
Over 25 years clinical experience across multiple settings

  • Individual, Couple and Family work
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Task Centered Treatment Focus
  • Trauma informed Treatment
  • Substance use/Co-Occuring disorders


Michael Dieffenbach, LMHC
Mental Health Clinician
LMHC, Boston College
Over 6 years clinical experience

  • Experience Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety, depression, grief, life changes, trauma
  • Cognitive-Behavioral therapy
  • Focus on rational recovery



Gina Hart, MSW, LCSW, LADC1
Mental Health Clinician
M.S.W., Salem State University
Over 7 years clinical experience

  • Experience primarily with adults, adolescents
  • Experience with DCF, DYS, and Educational settings
  • Mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse
  • Utilization of Narrative; Motivational Interviewing; Client-Centered therapeutic techniques


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