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Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS)

The Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has created the Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS), a virtual institute to advance addiction science, and addiction-related education and clinical services.  BASIS provides a forum for the free exchange of information related to addiction, and public access to the latest scientific developments and resources in the field.

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling.

It advocates for services to help people with gambling disorders, their families, and the greater community. It works with businesses, corporations, organizations, and the industry to ensure responsible policies for state-supported gambling.

BSAS Principles of Care & Practice Guidance

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services actively promotes practice improvement in prevention, treatment and recovery systems of care. To that end, BSAS has articulated a set of principles which inform practice. BSAS publishes Practice Guidance papers, built on these principles, which describe best practices as well as why and how practice in specific areas can be improved. These are intended to be used by BSAS substance abuse service providers in assessing and improving programs and services, and by consumers in understanding what best practice should look like.