Data on Enrollments in Substance Addiction Services

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) dashboard shows aggregate number of individuals admitted into services through BSAS programs.

The dashboard is updated every 6 months. Latest update: May 2022.

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About this dashboard

This dashboard reports on people who received services for substance use disorders. Information on these pages represent data reported to BSAS by service providers that have a contract with BSAS. As such, data presented here is not representative of all addiction services in Massachusetts.

Data available include demographics of individuals served, services provided, and the primary substances for which services were targeted. It contains an Overview report, which is a summary of 3 more detailed views about:

  • Comparisons: Demographics, substance use history, service type, and enrollment time period for different populations served.
  • Trends: Trends in enrollment over time filtered by population, time period, residence, and primary substance.
  • Maps: Distribution of enrollments by EOHHS region, county, and city/town where available.

Note: Additional notes on the data and functionality are available within the dashboard itself. Look for the "?" icon throughout the dashboard, and hover over to show additional information on the various dashboard components.

To use this dashboard, open the menu in the upper left and select one of the reporting views. Click on the dashboard title to return to the Overview. We highly encourage users to review the dashboard tutorial document where they can find more information on using the dashboard and other frequently asked questions.

Substance addiction services dashboard

About the data

Data suppression and client privacy

Data have been suppressed due to small counts or complementary cell suppression to prevent back calculation.

Metrics

Client: A person seeking substance-use services from programs licensed or funded by BSAS.

Enrollments: An admission to a program licensed or funded by BSAS. Enrollments are represented by the fiscal year in which the admission started. The state fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. A client may have multiple enrollments.  

Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Region: The regions are Western, Central, Northeast, Metro West, Boston, and Southeast. They're used by the Department of Public Health for care coordination, administrative, and statistical purposes.

Populations: Can be one or more of: White, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, non-Hispanic, women, pregnant people, transgender, youth, young adults, older adults, veterans, homeless, persons who inject drugs, opioid users, and stimulant users.

Primary Substance Use: The highest ranked substance for which the client is seeking services at the time of admission. The primary substances have been grouped as follows: alcohol, crack/cocaine, heroin/fentanyl, marijuana, none, other opioids, other sedatives/hypnotics, other stimulants, and other.

Service Category: Sub-classifications of BSAS program services that clients use during the fiscal year. Includes Acute Treatment Services, Case Management, County Corrections, Engagement, Assessment and Referral, Intervention, Medication Assisted Treatment, Outpatient, Stabilization, Re-entry Services, Recovery High School, Recovery Support, and Residential.

Notes

If your analysis results in too many suppressed cells, consider expanding your time period and/or remove some of the filters.

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) collects and organizes data from new services. The funding and management of some of these services might be transferred to other state agencies, following which the admission data may no longer be submitted to BSAS.

Contacts

If you have additional data questions or would like assistance with the downloads, please contact BSASdashboard.info@mass.gov.

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