Information to help educate communities, organizations, and professionals about the harm and risks associated with alcohol and other drug misuse and about the availability and effectiveness of treatment and recovery supports.
Heroin Use In New Hampshire - Even though the dangers are well known, heroin use is on the rise in many communities in New Hampshire. This seems to correlate with the easier option of snorting or smoking heroin to avoid using needles, and the increased abuse of prescription pain medication. In the last ten years, the number of people admitted to state funded treatment programs rose by 90% for heroin use and 500% for prescription opiate abuse.
There is a lot we can do to improve the way treatment works and increase the possibility of recovery. Becoming engaged in prevention initiatives in your community is a great investment. Find out more in the latest Issue Brief #5,
Heroin in NH: A Dangerous Resurgence
Heroin Fact Sheet
Prescription Pain Medication Misuse Issue Brief
SAMHSA Opiod Overdose Toolkit 2014
WMUR Monthly Checkup: Drug Addiction's Effect on Public Health in NH
Past Issue Briefs
- Issue Brief #4: Marijuana Use in New Hampshire
- Issue Brief #3: Drinking & Substance Abuse Concerns Among College Students
- Issue Brief #2: Prescription Pain Medication Misuse
- Issue Brief #1: Young Adult Substance Abuse in New Hampshire
Issue briefs are produced and disseminated by the New Hampshire Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, New Hampshire Center for Excellence and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Issue briefs share information from the state plan, Collective Action - Collective Impact: NH’s Strategy for Reducing the Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Promoting Recovery
Adobe Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.