Like the original Access to Recovery (ATR) program in Illinois, and the subsequent ATR-II, Access to Recovery III (ATR-III) is part of a Presidential initiative to provide client choice among substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support service providers, as well as to expand access to a comprehensive array of clinical treatment and recovery support options, including faith-based programmatic options.
The goals of the ATR program are to:
- expand capacity for treatment and recovery support services
- support genuine client choice of service providers
- increase the array of faith-based and community based providers available to clients for clinical treatment and recovery support services
Services Available Through ATR
ATR offers a wide array of services to clients in need, including:
- Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient treatment for methamphetamine and National Guard clients
- Continuing Care
- Employment Coaching
- Pastoral Counseling
- Peer Coaching
- Recovery Coaching
- Recovery Home for National Guard Clients
- Recovery Skills
- Spiritual Support
- Transportation Assistance
- Vocational Training
Clients involved in the ATR-II program demonstrated positive changes in their lives as reported at six months post-enrollment. As of April 2010:
- 78% of clients interviewed for follow-up reported abstinence from alcohol and illegal substances (compared to 60% at enrollment).
- 26% reported to be employed full or part-time (compared to 7% at enrollment).
- 80% of clients reported that they were mostly or completely satisfied with the services that they received.
- 76% of clients said they would definitely recommend this program to a friend in need of similar help.
Access to Recovery (ATR) is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).