Access to Recovery
Many individuals who are in need of treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem don't receive treatment. Access to Recovery is a three year federal grant program that is intended to:
- Provide clients a choice among providers of substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services
- Expand access to clinical treatment and recovery support options
- Address the gaps in that occur in the treatment process
In Ohio, Summit, Stark, and Cuyahoga counties are participating in the Access to Recovery project, which is estimated to benefit 6,200 adults in Ohio.
How does it work?
- Clients are assessed and given a voucher for services based on individual need.
- Clients are provided with a list of both faith-based and community-based recovery support service providers from which to choose.
- Services covered are non-clinical and are designed to provide support and assistance to an individual as he/she reintegrates into the community. They may include: employment coaching, spiritual support, child care, temporary housing assistance, literacy training, transportation, and budgeting classes.
To be eligible an individual must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of Summit, Cuyahoga, or Stark county and 18 years of age or older
- Have a diagnosis of alcohol and/or drug abuse, or be in remission
- Be involved with the criminal justice system (must have a conviction, and if a resident of Stark or Cuyahoga counties must be under supervision)
- Have an income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level
- Have a bio-psychosocial assessment/update (Oriana House can provide this)
- Meet Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV Criteria for a substance use disorder, including in remission
- Have an identified need for further services to continue their recovery
- Community Based Correctional Facilities
- Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
- Drug Courts
- County Probation
- Municipal and Common Pleas Courts
- Adult Parole Authority
- Alcohol and Drug Treatment/Clinical Providers
- Self, family, friends, employer, etc.
For More Information
Call (330) 996-7730 in Summit County and (216) 881-7882 in Cuyahoga County. For more about the Choices for Recovery/Access to Recovery program elsewhere in Ohio call the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services at (614) 466-3445 or visit www.atr.samhsa.gov.