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Governor's Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention & Treatment
The mission of the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment is to significantly reduce alcohol and drug problems and their behavioral, health and social consequences for the citizens of NH by advising the Governor regarding policy, funding and the delivery of effective, efficient, coordinated alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services.

Governor's CommissionWe envision a society in which alcohol and drug problems are recognized as a public health issues that is 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, people in recovery, and people at risk for these problems are valued and treated with dignity and where stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and other barriers to prevention and recovery are eliminated.

The Commission was created by the NH Legislature in the year 2000, and its duties include:

  • Developing and revising as necessary a statewide plan for the effective prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, particularly among youth; and a comprehensive system of intervention and treatment for individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug abuse;
  • Promoting collaboration between and among NH government agencies and NH communities to foster the development of effective community-based alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment programs;
  • Promoting the development of treatment services to meet the needs of citizens addicted to alcohol or other drugs; and
  • Identifying unmet needs and identifying the resources required to reduce the incidence of alcohol and drug abuse in NH and to make recommendations to the Governor regarding legislation and funding to address such needs.

The Commission currently has five separate task forces to assist in the performance of its duties. The task forces are:

  • Prevention
  • Intervention and Treatment
  • Public Awareness/Education and Public and Private Funding Sources
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Evaluation

The Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment are pleased to share the Commission's Annual Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol to the Governor and Legislature, which was submitted on December 16, 2011. 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.

The Prevention Task Force of the NH Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse release of the Model School Policy Report. This publication will provide guidance to New Hampshire schools on developing model policies to address alcohol and other drug use.

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