SSTAR Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Inc., which does business as SSTAR, regarding its recent data breach. The SSTAR data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to more than 45,700 individuals.


SSTAR is a healthcare provider that specializes in substance use disorders and complications. Founded in the late 1970s as an alcohol detoxification clinic, SSTAR expanded its services over the next two decades in response to the AIDS crisis, implementing drug use treatment programs and primary care services. Today, SSTAR treats over 5,000 patients each year, offering inpatient and outpatient counseling, medication, chronic disease management, and more. Headquartered in Fall River, Massachusetts, SSTAR operates clinics in in Fall River and one in Cranston, Rhode Island.


On September 26, 2022, SSTAR discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, SSTAR determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information on October 14, 2021. On November 11, 2022, SSTAR began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Government identification number
  • Financial information (e.g., account number)
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information (e.g., dates of service, diagnosis or treatment information, medication information)

If you received a breach notification letter from SSTAR:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the SSTAR data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring service provided by Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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