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The continued improvement and transformation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Continuum of Care System and integration with primary and behavioral healthcare depend on a workforce that is adequate in size and trained and supported to meet the needs of individuals who seek substance use disorder (SUD) services. Training opportunities on topics related to alcohol and other drugs and the Continuum of Care System and related services are available through multiple agencies for various audiences.

Due to safety precautions regarding the spread of COVID-19, all trainings are being held remotely at this time.

No-Cost Quarterly And Customized Training Events
The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services (BDAS) offers regularly scheduled quarterly, training events and can design custom training events to meet the needs of your agency and staff.

BDAS Quarterly No-Cost Trainings

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  • 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. Training covers 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 is paid to the effects on the children in the family and discussion centers around strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This training is only offered face-to-face and is currently on hold due to covid-19 restrictions and precautions.
    • 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.
  • To register for one of these free trainings please contact The NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders. Phone: (603) 225-7060 Email:

BDAS Customized Training

Customized training through the NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services can be developed to meet the needs of your agency and staff and is available at no cost to you.

  • For information about creating a custom-designed training event, please contact:
    Olivia Afshar, BDAS Program Assistant
    Phone: (603) 271-6822

Professional Training for AOD Service Professionals and Related Fields
The NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA), Training Institute on Addictive Disorders (NHTIAD), provides quality competency and skills-based training that addresses the needs of the State’s prevention, early-intervention, treatment, and recovery supports workforce and provides cross-training opportunities to ensure professional preparation and workforce development for behavioral health, primary care and other healthcare fields who work with clients and families.

To provide the workforce with easy access to dynamic presenters on topics relevant to current trends and information substance use, NHTIAD maintains and updates a Webinar Library to provide easy access to topics relevant to current trends and information on substance use. Webinars are free to view without a certificate; nominal fees charged for CEUs.

For more information, contact:

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New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals
The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) provides administrative support to over 40 professional licensing boards, commissions and councils responsible for licensing and regulating their professions within the State of New Hampshire. The NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals resides within the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) and has information on requirements and application processes for Masters Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor (MLADC), Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) licensing and certification.

For more information, contact:

Phone: (603) 271-6762

The Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire

The NH Prevention Certification Board provides oversight for the process of certifying individuals as substance misuse prevention specialists. The purpose of prevention certification is to recognize and ensure that substance misuse prevention practitioners meet competency standards established by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and the New Hampshire Prevention Certification Board. The board also reviews and approves Continuing Education (CEUs) for Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS) for various types of training events, including workshops, webinars and conferences.

For more information, contact:

  • Phone: (603) 573-3302

New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

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).

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