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
Stay Connected with Recovery Blogs
The New Hampshire Recovery Hub welcomes Arthur H. Woodard Jr. MSW as a regular guest blogger. In his first blog post, Art discusses the meaning of Recovery, the process of self-discovery and value of learning. Art develops this concept in his second blog post, which describes Recovery as "a process of turning my life over to care."
Art's blog posts will occur regularly on the Recovery Hub's blog page (with other guest blogs), where you can subscribe to receive a notice.
Donna Marston joins Art as a regular contributor to the Hub's blog. Donna is a Certified Recovery Support Worker, a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Certified Parent Support Group Facilitator, a trained Recovery Coach, a member of the Governors Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Recovery Task Force.
In Donna' first blog post, Be prepared for rejection, she discusses parental; denial in the face of substance use disorder and how mothers and fathers can prepare to cope with symptoms of addiction such as manipulation and deceit.
Safe Harbor: A community within a community
New Hampshireâ€™s vibrant peer recovery support services are flourishing across the state. Recovery community centers, such as Safe Harbor Recovery Center featured below, are valuable meeting places where bridges are built and lives are saved every day.
The State of Recovery in the State of New Hampshire
The Recovery Task Force of the Governorâ€™s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs has produced a report outlining the value Recovery Community Centers and Recovery Community Organizations have to the substance use disorder system of care. The many successes the field has seen include:
The number of individuals enrolled in Telephone Recovery Support and Recovery Coaching services in the publicly funded RCCs increased by 143 percent between October 2017 and March 2018.
Certified Recovery Support Workers (CRSWs) have surged from just 9 in 2014 to 125 today.
Since 2014 there has been a 500 percent increase in organizations providing family support (from just three to 18).
Fifty-five family support group meetings occur each month with 350 family members participating.
Some people in the community have reported hearing about cocaine that is contaminated with fentanyl. This 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.
Promote New Hampshire Family Recovery Support Services
Recovery Hub YouTube Launched
The FO has launched a YouTube channel devoted to Recovery in the Granite State. Check out the following series by our partner organization running family recovery support groups throughout New Hampshire.
Better Know a System
General information on the New Hampshire Doorway Innitiative
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