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State Opioid Response Grant
The State Opioid Response Grant is an award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help DHHS and substance use disorder providers combat the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. This two-year grant program addresses unmet treatment needs, opioid overdose deaths and barriers to medication assisted treatment (MAT). SAMHSA’s funding award is for $45.8 million over a two-year period.

SOR funding led to the establishment of The Doorways on January 1, 2019. The 9 Doorway locations throughout the State create clear points of entry for any resident with an opioid use disorder (OUD) with help less than an hour away. Funding is expanding access to MAT, peer recovery supports services, and evidence-based prevention programs, among other activities. For more information about the State’s SOR program, please see the SOR grant proposal DHHS submitted to SAMHSA in August 2018, as well as a recent supplemental award proposal.

Summary of Doorway Activity

On January 1, 2019, The Doorways began working with individuals looking for information about and referrals to treatment and recovery services. The Doorways work with 211 to ensure help is available on a 24/7 basis. Data that is collected from 211 and The Doorways and posted on a monthly basis.

Public Comment Period
DHHS’s initial proposal to SAMHSA was based on extensive public comments submitted during a public comment period in July 2018, including written comments and a public input meeting. The DHHS presentation made at the public input meeting, public input session comments and written comments received by DHHS can be viewed below.


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