Substance Misuse

Information about substance misuse support from the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) network, access to funding and grant pages, and training information for substance misuse professionals.

Substance Misuse

The Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) supports a network of community partners to promote and deliver a wide range of substance misuse information, and resources to New Hampshire communities.  

BDAS serves as the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) program that oversees the growth, improvement, and success of substance misuse services across the continuum of care.  In part, BDAS accomplishes this by providing contract funding and oversight of various programs to promote and deliver substance misuse information, programs and services. In addition, we make technical assistance and training available to providers regardless of whether or not they are contracted with us. 

BDAS also works to effect and implement policy in order to ensure the needs of the citizens are being met.

Continuum of Care (CoC)

DHHS believes that people looking for help or information for substance misuse should be able to easily access what they need.  To accomplish this, BDAS has developed a regional system to help coordinate substance misuse support throughout our state.  This is referred to as the NH Continuum of Care System (CoC).  The CoC includes services that span the spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, overdose prevention, and health promotion and BDAS strives to work with our partners to continue building out the continuum statewide.


BDAS Missions and Vision

The BDAS Vision and Mission statements guide its service and continuum of care development efforts

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