Providing information for People & Families to Recover

Raise your voice for Recovery

My name is Cheryle Pacapelli and I am the Project Director for the state's Facilitating Organization at Harbor Home working with state-funded Recovery Community Organizations.

I want to invite you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. over the next two months about what Mother’s Day/Father’s Day means to you. The blogs will be featured in the next addition of the New Hampshire Recovery Fix. The Fix promotes recovery activities throughout the granite state, discusses important changes to the substance use disorder system of care, and is a way for us to share valuable information and tools with you.

We are in this fix together, each and every one of us, and we all have an important role to play.


Have a great day!

Cheryle
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Tilton Area Family Resource Center Volunteer Leader Honored

Alyssa Norton Receives Governor’s Unsung Hero Award Recipient 2019

Unsunh Hero Award

Alyssa Norton, volunteer peer leader at the Greater Tilton Family Resource Center, is a recipient of the Governor's Unsung Hero Award. Norton is a recovery coach in training who embodies the Recovery Community Organization's (RCO's) vision and values.

A person in recovery herself, Norton attended the C-CAR Recovery Coach Academy and shares her experiences with others as a message of hope. As part of her outstanding service, she has been heavily involved in the RCO's drop-in playgroup and participated in parenting classes and early intervention home visits. Norton has involved her daughter Summer in her work as a way to teach empathy and support.

Visit the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center website to learn how you can volunteer.
 

Recovery Leader Recognized by Union Leader

Daisy M. Pierce, Executive Director at Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region, was a recipient of the Union Leader’s 2019 40 Under Forty award which recognizes outstanding Granite Staters making a difference in their communities and professions.

The 21 men and 19 women chosen for this year’s 40 Under Forty contributed personally and professionally to make New Hampshire a better place to live and work.

“You are tied to New Hampshire’s past, and wired into her future. You are the future, and the future is now,” Senate President Donna Soucy said at the March event.
 

SOS Wins Harvard Pilgrim Award

SOS Recovery Community Organization has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Community Impact Award which recognizes a nonprofit working to increase access to care and improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities to build a stronger, more vibrant state.
This award truly belongs to our entire community as it’s a reflection of how much commitment our stakeholders have in our success. This is really about a collective of individuals and family members in the recovery community that have poured their heart and souls into our organization. We have so much gratitude to all our allies and partners who have dedicated their time and effort into building recovery supports that save lives and help people find and maintain recovery.

John Burns
Director of SOS RCO
 

Union Leader Recognizes Recovery Corps

Brandon Chartier lost everything he cherished to the “demons” of his addiction. Now strong and sober, he’s committed to helping others find their own path to recovery.

Chartier, 36, is part of Harbor Homes Recovery Corps, a new AmeriCorps program targeting the state’s opioid epidemic. He’s one of about 20 individuals who will spend the next year serving as recovery coaches at non-profit organizations from Nashua to Berlin.

“If you have somebody helping you and supporting you, it makes this process a lot better and you have a better chance of success,” said Chartier, who lives in Concord.

The new program is a partnership among Harbor Homes, which has been on the front lines of the drug epidemic for years, the Corporation for National and Community Service and Volunteer NH.

Read more.
Although fatal overdoses declined this year for the first time since 2012, far too many lives are still lost. This short guide describes self-care for survivors of overdoses, tells you where to find help, and discusses safe practices designed to keep you and your loved ones stay alive.
Download the kit
Families suffer from addiction and recover together. Donna Marston has created a family recovery kit designed to help parents, grandparents, caretakers, and mentors begin to have difficult conversations about overdose and the grieving process. The guide also describes family dynamics around addiction and the importance of using person-first language.
Download the kit
 

Materials for MAT Patients

Medication-assisted treatment offers a path towards recovery for many people suffering from an opioid use disorder, but it is important to keep these medications locked up and away from children. Harbor Homes has created two rack cards for parents to learn the proper precautions to lock up medications and how to respond if your child is exposed to suboxone.

Download the prevention tips or emergency information rack cards.
 

New Family Support Program Products Available

Granite Pathway's Parent Support Program has produced two new products that will be distributed throughout New Hampshire communities. A brochure, describes some of the benefits of family support programs, including helping parents and adult siblings develop relapse prevention plans.
A rack card discusses valuable resources participants learn in a family support group, including:     
  • Different treatment options
  • Peer recovery support services
  • Case management options
  • Crisis and relapse prevention planning
Download the brochure or rack card today or visit the Recovery Hub's downloads page for a full list of materials created by the recovery community for the Hub.

To request a hard copy of these products, reach out to Lynn Fuller at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recovery Hub Blogs

Learning, Living and Leading Stages of Change in Recovery

This HUBLOG offers an opportunity to identify how I utilize the Stages of Change model in supporting an individual's learning and living a process of changing in recovery. This way of HELPing is a key resource that I share with recoverees to ACT as a guide for a process of change.

Read Art's blog.

Overcoming Adversity in Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction thrives on secrecy, deception, and denial, it can turn good people into people their family doesn't recognize and it typically destroys anything and everything that was good in their lives.

Read Donna's blog.

 

The voice of recovery

Harbor Homes is collecting stories of recovery throughout the granite state. Check out our YouTube account for more videos.
Learn more about Safe Harbor Recovery Center
Visit our YouTube Channel
 

Older Publications

Tainted Stimulants in NH

Stimulants that are contaminated with fentanyl can be a deadly combination, particularly if the user has not developed tolerance for the opioid. Our FO team has created a flyer designed to help those still struggling with addiction identify risky substances. 

Download the flyer.

Family Recovery Support Poster

Lynn Fuller, who oversees the state's family recovery support groups, has created a poster that may be requested for your recovery center, treatment facility, or any other public spaces such as libraries. Download the poster today. To request a hard copy of this poster, reach out to Lynn at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

Better Know a System

General information on the New Hampshire Doorway Initiative

2-1-1

The well-known 2-1-1 system can direct you or your loved one to substance use disorder resources or connect you directly to Doorway NH staff, who can schedule assessments and referrals to services. Dial 2-1-1 today to start your journey.

The Doorway Website

The Doorway NH will direct you to the help you need, from screening and evaluation, to treatment including medication-assisted treatment, to long-term recovery supports. Doorway hours vary by location. Learn more