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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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