Training and Licensure
Training opportunities on topics related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug services are available for various audiences.
No-cost training opportunities offered through the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS):
- Initial Training on Addiction-This 6-hour, introductory workshop on addiction is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on the people whom we serve. It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques and resources.
- Families and Addiction-This 3.5-hour workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system. Special attention will be paid to the effects on the children in the family and discussion will center around strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills.
**It is strongly recommended that participants complete the Initial Training on Addiction prior to taking Families and Addiction.** Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Prevention Specialist, and Social Worker CEU's are available at no cost for both workshops.
- 2017 Training Schedule
- Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery: 2/22,
- Families and Addiction: 2/23, 5/18, 8/17, 11/16
- Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery: 2/22, 5/17, 8/17, 11/15
To register for a scheduled training contact Shannon Quinn at AODTrainingCoordinator@dhhs.nh.gov, (603) 271-5889.
Through a contract with the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA), the NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders (NHTIAD) provides quality, affordable, monthly training events that are essential for licensure and credentialing in NH. NHTIAD provides an avenue for cross-system training to ensure professional preparation and workforce development for behavioral health, primary care and other healthcare fields who work with clients and families. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Recovery Support Worker, Certified Prevention Specialist, Social Worker and Mental Health CEUs are available.
For further information contact:
Address: 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 225-7060
Fax: (603) 225-7062
The New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) provides funds to health care professionals working in areas of the State designated as being medically underserved and who are willing to commit and contract with the State for a minimum of three years (or two if part-time). Learn more about the program.
The NH Center for Excellence (the Center) is a resource for best practices in alcohol and drug services in New Hampshire. The Center provides technical assistance, disseminates data and information, and promotes knowledge transfer in support of communities, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders working to address alcohol and other drug misuse and related consequences throughout New Hampshire. The Center is an initiative of the NH Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services and is funded in part by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NH Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment, and the NH Charitable Foundation.
WITS Training (NH's Web-based Information Technology System)
- DHHS-BDAS Contracted Treatment & Recovery Support Services WITS Users Guide
- NH WITS Fee Determination and Provider Scorecard Training
- NH WITS Fee Determination and Provider Scorecard Training Video
- AdCare Educational Institute
- New England Institute on Addiction Studies sponsors prevention and treatment summer schools as well as a school of best practices.
- New England Addiction Technology Transfer at Brown University offers online courses.
- Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
- Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester Training Insights
- Rhode Island Drug & Alcohol Treatment Assoc. (DATA)
- Vermont Center for Health & Learning
- Connecticut Statewide Training Calendar
- CADCA online courses for coalition work and community problem solving
New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals
- The NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals has submitted an initial administrative rules proposal. Proposed changes to the rules have been summarized . Changes would occur to the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) certification requirements. The Board anticipates that these rules, when final, will be closely aligned to the IC&RC Peer Recovery certification requirements and adopted as final rules by June of 2016. For applications, fee schedules, and rules and regulations, visit the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.
- Currently Licensed Individuals
- NH State Loan Repayment Program 3302
- The Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire provides oversight for the process of certifying individuals as substance misuse prevention specialists in New Hampshire. The board also reviews and approves Continuing Education (CEUs) for Certified Prevention Specialists for various types of training events, including workshops, webinars and conferences.
- Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
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