Who We Are

Boston Skyline with Sailboat Harbor

Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs, better known as Boston ASAP, offers outpatient substance abuse DUI and problem gambling programs and is a Mental Health Clinic as well. Boston ASAP is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities).

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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