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Access to Recovery (ATR) recognizes that the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Massachusetts, and the world, is rapidly evolving and changing.  Be sure to check back here for the most up-to-date news and information related to ATR services and job training programs. 

In accordance with Governor Baker’s stay-at-home advisory, most ATR providers will no longer be able to offer services. It is our top priority to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy during this time. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress, with a growing negative impact on mental health and wellness. To support people who are struggling with isolation and loneliness during this difficult time, AHP adapted our evidence-based Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to produce a special publication that addresses these concerns.

AHP and ATR has released this free resource: The Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation During COVID-19: Being Connected, Staying Connected, and Choosing Connection is now available at no chargeYou can access it online here. 


• ATR Coordination Offices are closed. However, ATR Coordinators can still be reached at the same telephone numbers.
• There will be no new intakes into the ATR program.
• There will be no new intakes into the Sober Home Pilot.
• No checks will be written or distributed. This includes work study benefit checks or checks for any other items.
• All shopping trips have been suspended.
• All of ATR’s job training programs are suspended until further notice.

Anyone currently enrolled in ATR will continue to receive check-in calls from their ATR Coordinators. If your contact information has changed, please call your ATR Coordinator to leave a message with your name, and correct phone number.

Be sure to check back here for the most up-to-date news and information related to ATR services and job training programs.

For a listing of resources available for individuals in recovery, visit these links for up-to-date information.

Over 26,000 Participants Served Since 2011

Massachusetts Access to Recovery (ATR) is a 6-month program designed for individuals who have, or who are at risk of having, an opioid use disorder (OUD), 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.

Choose your path to learn more:




ATR releases a new video on ATR Participant successes

In our newest informational video ATR graduates speak to program and life experiences and what the future holds after successfully completing the ATR program.

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

February 4, 2020

MA ATR's Rebecca Starr Invited to Present to the MA State Legislature

Massachusetts Resources

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline logo

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

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

Coming Home Directory logo

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)