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The current COVID-19 public health crisis is stressful for all. You are not alone. Everyone is feeling some level of anxiety and discomfort right now. It is normal to feel this way. If you or a loved one have struggled with anxiety, other mental health concerns or substance use disorder, this may be an even more difficult time for you.
Mental Health and Substance Use supports and treatment are available to you even during the state of emergency. You can call 2-1-1 to be directed to help.

If you are already connected to a treatment or recovery support provider, stay in touch with them. All Doorways are open and available to connect you to substance use disorder resources. To find your local Doorway, go to, or call 211.

  • Call 211 to be connected to help
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
  • Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990

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For more behavioral health resources during COVID-19, go to the NH COVID-19 web site.

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NH Rapid Response SAMHSA Grant Documentation

NH’s Opioid Taskforce, on behalf of the NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs, releases the Status of Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder among Individuals Involved with the New Hampshire Justice System Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol report.
The Doorway logoThe Doorway-NH initiative is now fully operational and ensures services for clinical screening and evaluation services and care coordination are no more than an hour away for any individual struggling with substance misuse or substance use disorders. This innovative model is funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant.

New Hampshire Recovery House Registry
On June 30, 2019, NH DHHS established a "New Hampshire Recovery House Registry". Registration is voluntary, however state agencies and vendors receiving state or federal funds to provide prevention or treatment services can only refer clients to recovery houses listed on the registry. Recovery house operators wishing to register, and/or individuals wishing to view the registry, can find that and other important information on the NH Recovery House Registry page.

Strategic Plan thumbnailThe Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs is pleased to present its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. This plan highlights the key actions to be taken over the next three years to comprehensively address our state’s addiction crisis. This plan has been developed with input and expertise provided by Commission members, Commission Task Force members, and other key stakeholders. This plan serves as a blueprint for our shared efforts, with a focus on alignment, coordination, innovation, and accountability.
Today is for Me iconAs leaders in the challenge to reduce substance misuse across New Hampshire, the NH Charitable Foundation and the Perinatal Substance Exposure Task Force have joined together to launch a public health campaign to increase awareness about the harmful effects of using alcohol and marijuana during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. The campaign, Today is for Me, highlights the dangers of using the two most commonly used substances during pregnancy: alcohol and marijuana. Many women believe their perception of harm is low or that little use at certain times is harmless. This belief is especially true for marijuana use.

Today is for Me is a catalyst to motivate women to make healthy, intelligent choices and decisions about behaviors impacting their health in general and their pregnancy specifically. The campaign emphasizes pregnancy and substance use do not mix. Avoiding all types of alcohol and marijuana throughout the whole pregnancy is the best way to prevent complications. Through a strategic mix of print materials and social media channels, women throughout the state will receive messaging encouraging them to visit the website, TodayIsFor.Me, for personal stories about staying healthy during pregnancy and to speak with their providers early about substance use. Healthcare providers will also receive resources to initiate open and honest discussions with their patients about substance use before, during and after pregnancy. Electronic posters and other education material are available for download on the campaign’s website. Or contact Emma Kane to get materials to distribute in your community.

Governor Sununu gave a press conference about the dangers of the synthetic opioid carfentanil on Wednesday April 26th, following New Hampshire overdose deaths that have been linked to the substance. As a result, the NH Information & Analysis Center prepared a bulletin about carfentanil Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

UPDATE: The NH Information & Analysis Center issued an update describing the current trends surround carfentanil use in New Hampshire Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol on May 23, 2017.

Carfentanil FlyerThe NH DHHS Emergency Services Unit has released a flyer with instructions Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol on what to do if you're exposed to carfentanil, as well as a flyer designed for first responders Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol who might come in contact with it. In addition, the State epidemiologist has released a Health Alert Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol on the deadly substance.


The Voice of NH's Young Adults: Results of the 2015 Young Adult Needs AssessmentThe Voice of NH’s Young Adults: Results of the 2015 Young Adult Needs Assessment
Executive Summary Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol | Full Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


New Hampshire Medicaid Providers: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Benefit for Standard Medicaid Recipients
NH Drug Monitoring Initiative: NH Drug & Alcohol Data
Opioid Misuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Whether you are seeking information or services for yourself or someone you know, we hope you will find this Web page useful and informative.

Our Vision

We envision a society that supports the physical, mental, and social well-being of all individuals, families and communities, free from negative effects of alcohol and other drugs.

Our Mission

To join individuals, families and communities in reducing alcohol and other drug problems thereby increasing opportunities for citizens to achieve health and independence.

The Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs are pleased to share the Governor's Commission’s 2016 Annual Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol to the Governor and Legislature. This report highlights progress, challenges, and opportunities for the Commission and its collective efforts to address the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, particularly opioids, and to promote treatment and recovery.

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