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March 27, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Access to Recovery (ATR) is a federal grant with the intent of finding innovative ways to support people in recovery.  The current grant, ATR 4, is a 3-year grant that began September 30, 2014, but did not begin accepting referrals until January 2015.  ATR 4 provides treatment and recovery support services those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, victims of domestic violence, child protection families involved in Drug Court, Veterans on supervised probation or parole, and Veterans who are unable to access VA benefits.

If you are a child protection family involved in drug court, or a Veteran on supervised probation or parole, your court coordinator, CPS liaison, parole or probations officer will refer you.  If you are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, a victim of domestic violence,  or a Veteran who is unable to access VA benefits, please call BPA Health for a screening.

To qualify for ATR 4, participants must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Rate in the last 30 days, vector into an eligible priority population, meet clinical eligibility through an assessment.

Some services include, but are not limited to:

  • Outpatient Services (Individual, Group, Family Counseling)

  • Case Management

  • Safe and Sober Housing

  • Drug Testing

  • Transportation for Treatment Services

  • Life Skills

  • Recovery Coaching

The benefit of participating in ATR 4 is the ability to access reduced cost or free treatment and recovery support services.  

I am…

  • Experiencing or at risk of homelessness — Call BPA Health at (800) 922-3406

  • Fleeing or attempting to flee a domestic violence situation — Call BPA Health at (800) 922-3406

  • A Veteran on supervised probation or parole — Ask your court coordinator or PPO to refer you

  • A Veteran, regardless of discharge, who is unable to access VA services — Call BPA Health at (800) 922-3406

  • A child protection family involved in drug court — Ask your CPS liaison or PPO to refer you

Contact BPA Health at (800) 922-3406 or email Provider Relations at

BPA Health is a private entity contracted by the State of Idaho to manage the Treatment and Recovery Support Services network.  They are responsible for :

  • Processing referrals and screening clients for eligibility

  • Conducting client intakes

  • Authorizing services and pay claims

  • Utilization management of client services

  • Quality assurance activities including provider audits

Success Stories

NOTE: Names in success stories have been changed to ensure privacy.


Steve has a college degree and worked hard all of his adult life.  He always had steady employment and a steady income, but substance use  plagued him.  Steve was incarcerated for 8 months and when he was released he didn’t have any resources.  He didn’t have a job, a driver’s license, or a place to live.  Not long after, his ex-wife passed away and he was struggling emotionally.  Steve knew he needed to get help  because he had relapsed while going through this difficult time.  Steve qualified for ATR funding and has been successful for the past 3 months.  Steve once again has steady employment that he enjoys, he is back in recovery, and he has his driver’s license back after 10 years.  Steve hasn’t been late or missed a single day of work.  With the ATR assistance he is receiving, he hopes to have enough money to buy a vehicle soon.  Steve feels that if it not been for ATR he would have ended up at a shelter.  “It was the main reason I absconded before.  It didn’t give me much hope.  Being in a safe and sober environment has kept me in recovery.”



Clint has spent the past 25 years in and out of prison for drug-related charges.  He has 6 children that have had to grow up without a father.  “Every time I would get out, all of the drug dealers would have all of this stuff and I’d just have my mountain bike.” Each time he would decide he would sell for a little bit, make some money and not use, but it never ended up that way.  The last time he was released was different though.  For the first time, Clint decided to access treatment funding and qualified for ATR services.  Clint has  now been sober  for 4 months.  He has a steady job  and is saving money to get his own place.  Clint is proving to be an inspiration for his 16 year old son who  is working hard and attending school.  Clint said, “This is the longest I’ve ever done this well.”  He was just put on minimum security parole for the first time in his life.  “ATR is the reason I’ve been successful and am doing so well now.  I know I’m going to be clean, something just clicked.  Without ATR I don’t know what I would have done.”


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