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Intakes Resumed Again on October 5th, 2020

Close to 27,000 Participants Served Since 2010

Massachusetts Access to Recovery (ATR) is a 6-month program designed for individuals who have, or who are at risk of having, a substance use disorder (SUD), and who are seeking support with their recovery. ATR enables participants to create a recovery plan unique to their own needs and choose from a wide range of recovery support services. Both professionals and peers provide services through a variety of community organizations.

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September 10, 2020

ATR’s top priority to keep participants and staff safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 29, 2020

The Role of the Workforce System in Addressing the Opioid Crisis: A Resource Guide (Feb. 26, 2020)

February 20, 2020

Successful ATR Program Receives $2.7 Million in State Funding to Help Participants Pay for Sober Housing

“This program has really inspired me to want to continue to better my life. I needed a push and I needed some help to gain some motivation to find a job and just to have support. I want to thank ATR for this opportunity. It's a really great program and I am grateful.”
ATR Graduate

ATR releases a new video on ATR Participant successes

ATR graduates speak to program and life experiences and what the future holds after successfully completing the ATR program.

Massachusetts Resources

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Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

Call toll-free at 800-327-5050. Available 7 days a week.

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Coming Home Directory

Directory of reentry services for people returning from incarceration to greater Boston, greater Springfield, New Bedford or Worcester.

ATR is supported by funding from the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) via a grant to the MA Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) and implemented by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP)