Recovery Support Services
The Recovery Support page provides information on recovery support services for individuals and families across the state. It aims to educate individuals on services available and make connections to community, where ever you are in the state.
The 4 Pillars of Recovery
The 4 Pillars of Recovery serve as a guide. Click through the tabs below to learn more.
4 Dimensions that Support Life
Having a stable and safe place to live. If you are seeking recovery housing resources, please review the guide on How to Find Recovery Housing, and then visit the NH Certified Recovery House Registry to view some available houses.
Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope. Find Recovery Community Organizations and their information
Conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
Peer Recovery Support Services
- Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) are peer-led and peer run agencies that offer services to support people in their recovery from substance misuse. The RCOs support all pathways to recovery and offer peer recovery coaching, telephone support, and mutual aid groups. Find your Recovery Community today.
- A recent review of Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) in NH found several data points showing the value of PRSS. This study found that by joining in a variety of PRSS activities such as meetings, prosocial activities, and completing recovery plan goals led to greater success in recovery. The full 2021 NH Recovery Evaluation PRSS Report.
- We are pleased to announce the launch of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) data dashboard. This dashboard is available on the DHHS Data Portal and provides information on the demographics of current participants in PRSS and participation in activities provided by state-funded peer recovery support organizations in New Hampshire. We hope you explore the data to see where the RCOs are located and the impact they are making on the individual level while also strengthening and building recovery informed communities across the state.
Recovery Houses are safe, health, family-like substance-free living environments that support individuals in recovery from addiction. While recovery residences vary widely in structure, all are centered on peer support and a connection to services that promote long-term recovery. (SAMHSA)
Certified Recovery Houses in NH are those that the NH Coalition of Recovery Residences (NHCORR) have certified as meeting National Alliance of Recovery House (NARR) quality standards for safety, recovery support, and ethical operations. (NARR Standards)
Individuals looking to find a recovery house, or recovery house operators looking to learn how to certify and/or register their recovery house, or someone wishing to file a complaint concerning a recovery house. For more information on the process of recovery housing, visit the Recovery Housing Page.
Family Support Services are an essential part of New Hampshire’s recovery system. Family Support Groups provide a safe and confidential environment for parents, caregivers, and adult siblings of loved ones living with a substance use disorder to share experiences, struggles, and successes. Groups are free and lead by trained facilitators.
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, many Family Support Groups are holding on-line meetings so that individuals who have family members and loved ones with a substance use disorder can continue get the help and support they need from the safety and comfort of their own home.
Recovery Month in New Hampshire
Every year, September is National Recovery Month! During September 2023, the Recovery Community Organization of New Hampshire held events across the state. Events included candlelight vigils, festivals and walks, BBQ lunches, golf tournaments--all while building community! See the calendar of events and find more detailed information on the event flyers to see how NH supports recovery. Governor Sununu has proclaimed the month of September as recovery month in New Hampshire.
- Peer Recovery Center of Excellence
- Faces and Voices of Recovery
- Partnership to End Addiction
- Young People in Recovery (YPR)
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)
- Smart Recovery Family & Friends
- National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA)
- SAMHSA Decisions In Recovery Handbook
- Addiction Policy Forum