The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by substance addiction.
BSAS is responsible for:
- 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
- Tracking substance use disorder treatment trends in the state
Part of BSAS's work includes supporting organizations and people working in that statewide system of services. Careers of Substance was developed as a component of that support.