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Don't Let the Evil We Know Grow While We Aren't Looking

Don't Let the Evil We Know Grow While We Aren't Looking
​Guest post by Celeste Clark. Celeste Clark is the Executive Director of the Raymond Coalition For Youth and has been involved in the field of substance misuse prevention and community building for over fifteen years. She is a founder, and now the Executive Director, of the Raymond Coalition for Youth, a grassroots community coalition that has been...
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Rochester Rocks Red Ribbon Week

Rochester Rocks Red Ribbon Week
It is an important time for prevention work. The Rochester community is lucky to have two SAPs in the school district and have even worked to integrate a LADC into their staff at the high school. Red Ribbon week is the perfect time to brag about all the great work being done while engaging youth and their community. Events can be bigger and feel mo...
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What To Do With Unused Medication

What To Do With Unused Medication
The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire supports the nationwide effort to clear homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription "Drug Take Back Day" taking place Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.This year, there are more than 90...
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What you can do to combat the opioid crisis

What you can do to combat the opioid crisis
Guest post by Bernadette Gleeson. Bernadette Gleeson is a recovery innovator, speaker, and educator and is the founder of BAO Communications , a company dedicated to harnessing and activating the public to help combat the addiction and opiate crisis.DURING THE 2016 election cycle, the opiate crisis and addiction in New Hampshire was the number...
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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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