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.

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.


Related BDAS Pages 

The Opioid Abatement Trust Fund & Advisory Commission

Learn about the published laws and rules concerning the historic opioid litigation settlement for New Hampshire and the advisory commission that oversee the awarded trust fund.

The Governor's Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs

Learn about the Governor's Commission members, meeting information, and related documents and resources.

Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant

Learn about the block grant from SAMHSA that supports substance misuse prevention and treatment systems in New Hampshire. 

Drug & Alcohol Services Training & Licensure

Resources for Substance Misuse Professionals in New Hampshire 

SOR (State Opioid Response) Grant

Learn about the SOR grant and how it is being used. 

Substance Misuse Data Page

Data used to combat the substance misuse epidemic in New Hampshire