Eligibility Criteria

Prospective participants must meet all 5 criteria listed below in order to be enrolled in the Access To Recovery program:


  1. Participant must have a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse and be motivated to work on recovery
  2. Participant must be in the early stages of recovery (two years or less)
  3. Participant must be 18 years or older
  4. Participant must be a Massachusetts resident living in Greater Boston or Greater Springfield and plan to be there for at least six months
  5. In addition, participant must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Been incarcerated in Massachusetts within the last two years; OR
    • Be involved with a drug court in Massachusetts; OR
    • Served in the U.S. Military; OR
    • Be a pregnant, post-partum or parenting woman with children under 18 living in the home; OR
    • (Greater Springfield Only) Be part of a substance use treatment program.
Please click to download the Eligibility Checklist for a printable version of the eligibility criteria.