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The Drug-Free NH website is designed to help individuals, families, and communities to get informed, get involved and get help! You will find information on prevention efforts, effects of alcohol and other drugs, guidance on recovery and treatment and links to programs in the Granite State . . . and more.

Ear Acupuncture: A Tool for Addiction Recovery.

Ear Acupuncture: A Tool for Addiction Recovery.
Guest Post by Elizabeth Ropp. Elizabeth is an "acupunk" based in Manchester. She works at Manchester Acupuncture Studio and is an active member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture -In the last year, I have volunteered my time at a sober living house, a respite care facility, and a recovery community center in Manchester. Throughou...
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Dear New Hampshire Caregivers,

Dear New Hampshire Caregivers,
Back to School is a hectic, often stressful, time of year. Although, some parents might rejoice with schedules and routine coming back into their families. During this time your child/niece/grand child or other loved one may be experiencing a lot of transitions. Whether they are entering Middle School, High School, or advancing a year within these ...
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Caring Communities Begin With All of Us

Caring Communities Begin With All of Us
Guest post by Marissa St. Laurent, Communications Coordinator at New Hampshire Children's Trust - Living a block away from an elementary school, my mornings often begin with little feet clambering down the stairs and treble voices chirping outside my window. So much of the students' morning rituals have become routine for me, but one day this ...
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Moving from trauma-filled past to successful future

Moving from trauma-filled past to successful future
Guest Post by Alissa Cannon, Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator - I'm an advocate for recovery.I wholeheartedly support recovery and its purpose. But, it's not MY purpose. My purpose lies in the prevention of substance misuse. My purpose is collaborating with people who work with, live with and/or care about children, youth, and youn...
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Everyone Grab a Helmet

Everyone Grab a Helmet
Guest post by Dean LeMire, Assistant Project Director at Peer Recovery Support Services Facilitating Organization - We're going for a ride – not the one we would have chosen, yet here we sit. Long gone are the days of a 'heroin crisis' in New Hampshire. Early last month some public health advocates cautiously celebrated a slowing of ...
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Importance of NH’s Networks and Community Coalitions!

Importance of NH’s Networks and Community Coalitions!

Guest post by Sue Centner, Executive Director at the Community Alliance for Teen Safety - 

New Hampshire's prevention networks and coalitions are doing an amazing job every day to help make our communities become healthier and safer. The systems in place that support the work of New Hampshire's 13 Regional Public Health Networks (RPHNs) provide the infrastructure, programs and resources that benefit many people of all ages.

Working with the state's prevention system are the Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) coalitions serving in different parts of the state. New Hampshire has 13 DFC coalitions as well as many that have graduated from the DFC program, but are still serving their communities as coalitions.

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Prevention is a Science

Prevention is a Science
​Guest post by Devin Rowe, Executive Director at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire - ​Substance use prevention is a coordinated, comprehensive and multi-faceted, community-wide investment. It is more than a single program, it is done over a long period of time, and it is no one sector of the community's responsibility. Substance us...
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Welcome to the Drug-Free NH Blog!

Welcome aboard!

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire blog will be your first stop for news, information and ideas on how to combat substance misuse. Buckle up! We're moving fast! :)

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