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Access to Recovery

Access to Recovery (ATR) was announced by President George W. Bush in the 2003 State of the Union address as a 3-year, $600-million program intended to expand the array of addiction and recovery services available to individuals with alcohol and other drug problems. The initiative, as originally described by President Bush, was intended to provide 100,000 people annually with access to a comprehensive continuum of treatment and recovery support services. ATR marked the first large-scale federal effort to implement a treatment and recovery support services voucher program. It is notable for the role it has played in supporting the development of recovery support services and in expanding the role of faith-based organizations in treatment and recovery systems. ATR is also notable for including peer-led recovery ...

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