We envision a society in which alcohol and drug problems are recognized as public health issues that are both preventable and treatable. We envision a society in which high-quality services for prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems are widely available and where prevention and treatment are recognized as specialized fields of expertise. We envision a society in which people with a history of alcohol or drug problems, and people that are at risk of these problems are valued and treated with dignity and where stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and other barriers to prevention and recovery are eliminated.
To join individuals, families and communities in reducing alcohol and other drug problems thereby increasing opportunities for citizens to achieve health and independence.
In the News
- Issue Briefs: Research shows 15% of New Hampshire college students think they may have an alcohol problem, and that NH young adults are more likely to use marijuana and other illegal drugs more than any other age group. Alcohol and drug use on college campuses is a problem nationwide. In its latest Issue Brief, "Drinking and Substance Use Concerns Among College Students ," the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services details the health and safety risks of high risk drinking and other drug use.
- Alcohol-Free Celebrations for this Holiday Season
Resiliency and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Resiliency and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (RROSC) are networks of organizations, agencies, and community members that coordinate a wide spectrum of services to prevent, intervene in, and treat substance use problems and disorders. RROSCs support person-centered and self-directed approaches to care that build on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to take responsibility for their sustained health, wellness, and recovery from alcohol and drug problems.
People interested in the transformation of the alcohol and other service delivery system in New Hampshire can become familiar with the core principles of RROSC by viewing the presentation to the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment made by members of the Commission’s Treatment Task Force and staff from the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services in August of 2011.
The Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment are pleased to share the Commission's Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature, which was submitted on November 1st. The Report captures areas of success and challenge in the
implementation of the Plan for the State on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and details strategies the Commission hopes to engage state leaders and
community stakeholders in over the coming year.
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