The Partnership Prevention Blog

The Partnership Prevention Blog showcases New Hampshire substance use prevention resources, partners, community highlights, and more.

Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action: A Guide for NH Parents and Caregivers

The landscape of tobacco use has evolved, with vaping and e-cigarettes joining traditional cigarettes in the lineup of products that attract young users. Learn how you can use your voice to protect youth from nicotine addiction this Take Down Tobacco Day.

The Power of Prevention Podcast Season Two Premiere! Cannabis Commercialization: What You Need to Know

Are you interested in the direction the State of NH is going with the expansion of legal cannabis? Learn what’s new and changing regarding cannabis and what it might mean for prevention and treatment approaches.

What the Settlement with JUUL Could Mean: A Parent’s Guide in New Hampshire

Delve into the Juul settlement and the actions taken by the NH Attorney General, while exploring what it means for parents and caregivers concerned about the impacts of youth vaping.

Solving a Problem
Solving a Problem

Parents and caregivers protect the emotional health and well-being of their children by establishing routines and expectations. Susan McKeown joined us as a guest on The Power of Prevention podcast to share how we can make small changes in our daily lives to strengthen these connections with our family members.

Help Is Available to Assess and Treat Youth Mental Health
Help Is Available to Assess and Treat Youth Mental Health

Connection, care, and concern are powerful tools in helping people overcome a mental health challenge. When we let people know they matter, we offer them hope and assistance with finding resources to support their mental health. Learn how Mental Health First Aid can help communities respond to mental health and substance use challenges for all ages.

Learning to Treat Mental Health Emergencies as Any Other Health Emergency
Learning to Treat Mental Health Emergencies as Any Other Health Emergency

How would you respond if your loved one was experiencing a mental health challenge? Would you know how to respond? Our guest blog shares how the Mental Health First Aid course prepared them to handle this situation when it happened at home with her daughter. They credit what they learned in that course with being able to effectively recognize and act to get her daughter help.

Update on Tobacco Prevention Efforts in New Hampshire
Update on Tobacco Prevention Efforts in New Hampshire

Every May 31st is World No Tobacco Day, a moment when advocates, public health practitioners, and leaders around the world come together to recognize the harms of using tobacco and nicotine products and encourage people to quit for good. Learn about the current tobacco prevention efforts happening in NH and how parents and caregivers can talk with youth about vaping prevention and cessation.

Safe Summer Celebrations
Safe Summer Celebrations

With all of the festivities and excitement that summer brings, it’s critical to discuss the dangers of underage and excessive alcohol use with the young adults in our lives. Find resources and tools to foster open and productive conversations around the dangers of substance misuse from The Partnership @drugfreeNH!

Better Now: Life Without Substance Use
Better Now: Life Without Substance Use

Empowering young people with the knowledge that using substances can lead to substance use disorder gives them an opportunity to choose to not use substances in the first place. ‘Better Now: Life Without Substance Use’ is a new video introduces five NH residents in long-term recovery to raise awareness around the importance of early intervention and the message that recovery is possible for everyone.

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