• The Special Commission to Investigate and Study State Licensed Addiction Treatment Centers is an 11-member commission convened by Secretary Marylou Sudders of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. This commission was created by the Act Relative to Substance Use Treatment, Education, and Prevention, signed into law by Governor Baker in March 2016. This commission is charged with soliciting information from key stakeholders in the addiction treatment community, examining the effectiveness of addiction treatment services, identifying ways to engage individuals in recovery in policy development, considering best practice models of service delivery, and examining mental health considerations for individuals in addiction treatment centers. The commission will submit a report with the results of its investigation and recommend legislation to improve services for people in state licensed addiction treatment centers.