Although New Hampshire is often ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation, its rates of alcohol and other drug misuse by youth, young adults, and adults are some of the highest. According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2011 NSDUH), New Hampshire has some of the highest rates of alcohol use, marijuana use and non-medical use of pain relievers among youth, young adults, and adults. These high rates of misuse have a significant impact on the health, safety, and social and economic well-being of New Hampshire residents, families and communities.
The New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment, established in 2000, recognizes the risk and harm that these impacts pose. Early in 2012 the Commission initiated a new strategic planning process to identify key priorities, strategy areas, and activities to increase the efforts to address alcohol and other drug misuse.
Collective Action – Collective Impact is NH’s Strategy for Reducing the Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Promoting Recovery over the next 5 years (2013-2017). Join us in this effort by taking the time to review and support New Hampshire’s communities!
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