Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (MASAC)

Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (MASAC)

ADDRESS

1 Bumps Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

PHONE

508-291-2441

BEDS

160

PARTNER AGENCY

Massachusetts Department of Correction

ACCREDITED BY

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

BACKGROUND:

MASAC was established through a competitive procurement with the Massachusetts Department of Correction in 2018 and expanded services with the mission change in 2019.

Philosophy:

MASAC provides a holistic approach to treatment that addresses all aspects of wellness in order for residents to achieve a fulfilling, balanced lifestyle that is free from substance use.

Services:

Provide detoxification and substance use disorder (SUD) services to civilly committed patients. This program serves adult males civilly committed to mandatory treatment by the court for approximately 30-90 days.

Significant Achievements:

• Interviewed, hired, and completed comprehensive orientation for more than 100 new staff within 60 days during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Implemented evidence-based programming that incorporates treatment for co-occurring and substance use disorders
• Expanded programming hours by 150% per resident per day
• Addition of Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) services to support methadone and buprenorphine induction
• Increased partnerships with community agencies to enhance continuity of care
• Collaborated with the Health Services Division of the Department of Correction to create a more therapeutic milieu, including addition of safety/security support staff specially trained to appropriately interact with these residents

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