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Winnipesaukee Area

“Working together to reduce the problems
and create solutions on substance misuse in our region.”


Communities understand that substance use disorders and suicide are public health concerns requiring a community based approach of consistent and widespread prevention, early identification and connection to treatment and recovery support services to promote a culture of health and wellness

What We Do:

Engage people from education, businesses, local government, medical, safety, and anyone interested to participate in addressing substance misuse.

Work with substance misuse, behavioral health, and primary health providers to develop a continuum of care that includes prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery support services.

Mobilize the community to help reduce substance misuse among youth, young adults and across the lifespan with evidence-based prevention strategies like:

Partners in Community Wellness Goals:

  • Decrease marijuana use among high school aged youth.
  • Decrease alcohol use among high school aged youth.
  • Decrease non-medical prescription drug use among high school aged youth and young adults.
  • Decrease lifetime use of heroin from 3.5% to <1%
  • Help to build and sustain capacity and infrastructure around implementing best practices for suicide prevention and postvention for high risk youth and young adults.

How You Can Get Involved:

We need you to help build a healthier community. You may participate in workgroups, initiatives, planning processes or just getting on the mailing list for information. A representative from the network will be available to meet with anyone interested in learning more and becoming involved.

Service Area:

Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, Center Harbor, Danbury, Franklin, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hill, Laconia, Meredith, New Hampton, Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton 

Download Substance Misuse Prevention Strategic Plan