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Outcomes and Impacts

People can recover from substance addiction, and ATR helps.

Through strong partnerships with community providers across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ATR offers recovery support services and employment training to people in early recovery.

How has ATR helped individuals in recovery?

ATR involves each participant in the planning of their recovery goals and provides care coordination and support for basic needs to remove obstacles to recovery, resulting in positive outcomes for participants during their time in the program. After just six months in ATR, and with a low per-participant cost, the greatest measurable areas of impact show that nearly all ATR participants are able to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol and have no new arrests or connections with the criminal justice system upon discharge from the ATR Program. 

Involvement in ATR’s Career Building Initiative (CBI) program gives participants job readiness/employment training services that often open doors that were not previously available or considered.

Furthermore, death from overdose is extremely rare for ATR participants while in the ATR Program (<1%). ATR participants are twice as likely to have stable housing and are four times more likely to be employed at the end of ATR than when they started.

1 %

At the six-month discharge from ATR, nearly all ATR participants have successfully maintained abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

1 %

Increase in the percentage of participants securing employment while in ATR.

1 %
CBI Completion

The majority of ATR participants who engage in job readiness or employment training through our CBI (Career Building Initiative) Program successfully complete the training.

100 %
Decrease in Public Assistance

At discharge from ATR, fewer participants are dependent on Public Assistance.

100 %
Decreased Emergency Room visits

Significantly fewer participants went to hospital emergency rooms while in ATR.

1 %
Secured Stable Housing

Increase in the number of participants owning or renting their own apartment, room, or house while in ATR.

1 %
No new Arrests

At the six-month discharge from ATR, nearly all ATR participants had no new arrests or new connections with the criminal justice system.

1 %
Overdose deaths

Decrease from overdose is extremely rare for ATR participants while they are in the ATR program.

Meeting basic needs and spending a little time can make a huge difference.

ATR provides transportation passes to enable participants to access recovery support services offered by ATR and outside recovery support providers. Participants are also able to keep appointments with probation, doctors, counseling, job training, and other basic needs that may be pivotal to their recovery.