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Access to Recovery

Support Your Recovery with NC Access to Recovery

Recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs isn’t easy, but NC Access to Recovery (ATR) can help. Our NC ATR Recovery Services Staff and partners will work with you to create a personalized recovery plan. YOU choose the services and providers you want to support YOUR recovery. NC ATR may pay for the services with a voucher.

What is ATR?

NC Access to Recovery (NCATR) is a voucher program that extends the current array of services and availability of providers in the state by providing treatment and recovery support services through the use of grant funds so participants can choose their services and providers freely and independently. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA—CSAT) awarded the ATR4 three-year grant to the Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS) in October 2014. The Division is contracting with Recovery Communities of North Carolina to implement this initiative.

How does it work?

The NC Access to Recovery journey begins by completing an intake interview at a designated site, like a recovery community center, or with an authorized provider. Once enrolled, your provider will assist you in developing a recovery plan where you identify the services you need to help further your recovery. Recovery support services are free once you enroll. You will have the freedom to access approved resources from various ATR service providers

Recovery Support Services

As an NC ATR participant, you can choose from a comprehensive menu of service providers and use vouchers to access services that will support your recovery. NC ATR provides a variety of recovery support services such as:

  • Life Skills Coaching, Employment Services and Job Training
  • Peer-to-peer Services and Recovery Coaching
  • Fun & Healthy Sober Living Activities
  • Spiritual Counseling or Counseling offered by American Indian Tribes
  • Transportation (Cab/Bus/Gas Cards)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • ATR Eligibility Requirements
  • In order to participate in this program, individuals must meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in Wake, Durham, Orange or Robeson County
  • Have an annual income of less than $23,500
  • Have a current substance use disorder or have been diagnosed with one in the past 12 months
  • Seeking support for your recovery from addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Willing to meet with a NC ATR services staff or authorized provider for an intake interview, create a recovery plan, select up to three support options and continue on your path furthering your recovery.

To access services come by our office or call: (919) 231-0248/ (919) 231-0249/ or email for more information or to make an appointment.