Training and Continuing Education
The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) sponsors trainings, conferences, forums, and other continuing education events in collaboration with the following organizations:
- AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.: These events are open to anyone working in the BSAS prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support system across the Commonwealth. Check AdCare's training calendar (cvent.com) to find upcoming events and register on-line.
- Center for Social Innovations – Praxis (c4innovates.com): HIV/AIDS, Opioid Overdose Prevention, etc.
- Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR): Tobacco, Parenting, Trauma-Informed Care, etc.
BSAS also partners with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England and the New England Institute of Addictions Studies. Both the ATTC and NEIAS provide workforce development and training information and events across the region.
- ATTC offers free trainings on NIDA Blending Products, as well as a variety of online CEU courses, throughout the year.
- NEIAS runs the New England School of Addictions and Prevention Studies (NESAS) and School of Best Practices every summer.
Careers of Substance is a central resource for anyone involved in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from addictions in Massachusetts.
For Individual Learners and Organizations
Careers of Substance
Is a central resource for anyone seeking to pursue a career in the addiction field. The site includes information on Approved Addiction Education Providers (AEP), and links to several training calendars and job postings.
AdCare Educational Institute
AdCare Educational Institute offers a complete calendar of trainings and conferences related to substance use, addiction, and other public health issues. Trainings on Basic and Advanced Competencies as well as Evidence Based Practices are offered throughout the year.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
ATTC is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource that draws upon the knowledge, experience and latest work of recognized experts in the field of addictions.
Cape Cod Symposium
This annual 4-day event, held on Cape Cod, provides continuing education and networking in the field of behavioral health and addiction.
Center for Social Innovations - Praxis
C4 develops and implements training and publication approaches that advance person-centered care, support recovery and stable housing, achieve health and wellness, and effect lasting social change.
MASBIRT Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)
MASBIRT TTA trains medical providers, behavioral health providers, public health service providers, and healthcare support staff to conduct Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services to address the spectrum of unhealthy substance use (i.e., alcohol, prescription drug, illicit drug, tobacco).
Massachusetts Office on Problem Gambling Services
This office provides data and information on resources as well as a helpline for those who have, or are concerned about someone who has, problems connected with gambling.
New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS)
The New England Institute of Addiction Studies is dedicated to the education of professionals, volunteers, and the general public concerning alcohol and drug prevention and treatment issues.
In order for individuals to be eligible for LADC licensure, they must complete specific education related to substance use and addictions. Programs providing this education must be approved by the Bureau to ensure that their students will be eligible for licensure. For information on becoming a BSAS Approved Education Provider please go to the Careers of Substance website.
Becoming a BSAS Approved Addiction Education Provider-Overview
Instructions for Addiction Education Provider Approval