Massachusetts Access to Recovery (ATR) is a six-month program for individuals who have a substance use disorder (SUD) and are motivated to change their lives. ATR empowers participants to set recovery goals unique to their specific needs and connects them to various recovery support services for basic needs, employment, and recovery coaching. ATR partners with select community organizations and agencies, such as the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR), to ensure participants receive quality care.
ATR provides services to individuals in recovery who are living and receiving treatment in Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Springfield/Holyoke, and Worcester. Specifically, IHR employs ATR Coordinators to support individuals in Boston, Lowell, and Springfield/Holyoke. The program has provided support to over 30,000 individuals since 2010. For more information about ATR, visit their website at www.ma-atr.org.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funds a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) puts the grant into action through the ATR program.