Access to Recovery (ATR) Provides Recovery Supports
for People with Substance Use Disorders
ATR UPDATE | April 2020
Access to Recovery (ATR) is Staying Connected with You
While the state grapples with this public health crisis, people in recovery from substance use disorders are amongst many who now have some additional challenges to overcome. ATR is doing everything possible to continue to support our ATR participants during this challenging time.

Although most of our community providers have temporarily suspended services, ATR has arranged to be able to still offer some critical recovery supports for our participants, including:

  • Recovery Coaching done virtually via telehealth.

  • Paying for cell phone bills so that participants stay connected to their loved ones and their source of supports.

  • Paying for rental checks to sober homes to the 12 participants who began in our Sober Home Pilot Project before the intakes had to stop.

  • Our wonderful ATR Coordinators are still working (from their homes) and reaching out by phone to their participants. Never underestimate the value of a call or message - it has the power to bring hope and confidence during this uncertain time.

We're looking forward to getting back up and running as soon and as safely as possible. In the meantime, we hope all our ATR friends will be well.
ATR Partnered with HRiA to teach ATR's Job Training Providers how to Prevent Overdoses
On February 14th, ATR partnered with Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to host an Opioid Overdose Prevention training for Boston job training providers at one of our providers sites, Community Servings in Jamaica Plain. There were 17 people in attendance, with six providers represented. Attendees began the day with a discussion of the neurobiology of addiction. Through a combination of group discussion and small group work, the attendees learned how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose and administer naloxone. HRiA and ATR worked together to customize this training to reflect situations that CBI providers encounter so that they could role-play realistic scenarios. By the end of the day, the group shared that they felt “informed” and “motivated” by the information presented.

To learn more about the diverse ways that HRiA serves the community and the resources they provide, please click here .
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