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Governor Sununu, NH DHHS and Granite Pathways Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Manchester Youth SUD Treatment Facility
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Division for Behavioral Health
Publish Date:
October 30, 2018

Youth SUD Facility Ribbon CuttingConcord, NH – Governor Christopher T. Sununu, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Jeffrey A. Meyers, and officials from Granite Pathways today held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new adolescent substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility in Manchester. The ceremony celebrated the State of New Hampshire’s first facility dedicated to treating 12 to 18-year old youths for substance misuse.

“I made a commitment to the people of New Hampshire to put the health and well-being of our children first,” said Governor Sununu. “That is why last year my budget included the requisite funds to build an inpatient youth treatment center, the only one of its kind in New Hampshire, to ensure that New Hampshire’s children can receive the specialized care they need. Today’s ceremony marks a major milestone for our state, offering comprehensive treatment services to help youth suffering with substance misuse being the road to recovery and self-sufficiency.”

DHHS and Granite Pathways had two well-attended open house events at the youth SUD facility last week. More than 100 neighbors, community officials and treatment providers toured the facility, met Granite Pathways staff, and learned more about the programming that will soon be available.

“We were pleased with the turnout at the open houses and people’s interest in learning about the important and innovative services that will be available at the new SUD treatment facility,” Commissioner Meyers said. “A tremendous amount of work went into building the new treatment facility. The ribbon cutting ceremony is a culmination of that effort, as well as the start of a program that will provide an in-state location where young people can access the treatment they need.”

Granite Pathways will operate the new 36-bed residential SUD treatment facility, with evidence-based clinical programs and comprehensive services designed to support adolescents in their recovery. The program will be trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, youth-guided, and family-centered, emphasizing individual empowerment and engagement to help prepare young people continue their recovery in their communities.

“The opioid crisis in New Hampshire reaches across the State, families and generations,” said Craig Stenning of Granite Pathways. “We have a fantastic opportunity to help young people and their families by providing services close to their homes and communities.”

The 36-bed facility will open in November 2018.

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