Support Group: Have You Heard Of SMART Recovery?

SMART Recovery is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group. The participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. SMART Recovery helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol…

Upcoming Event: Narcotic Anonymous Convention This Weekend in Nashua, NH

The Granite State Area of Narcotics Anonymous is holding their 9th Celebration of Recovery called “Leap of Faith” at the Radisson Nashua Hotel, 11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, New Hampshire on August 5, 6, & 7, 2016.  This convention will have activities such as: Workshops & Marathon Meetings Clean Time Countdown & Banquet Merchandise Store Entertainment: Friday…

Recovery is a Life Long Process

“We suffered from a disease for which there is no known cure. It can however be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible”. ~ Narcotics Anonymous   For people with addictions, recovery is a daily battle that they must constantly be diligent about fighting.  These practices really can help: Attending 12-step meetings regularly…

Finding Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in NH

If you or someone you love is looking for substance abuse help, check out this NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator to find agencies and individual practitioners offering substance use disorder services, including evaluation (which is a critical first step to determining the level of treatment needed), withdrawal management (detox), outpatient counseling, residential treatment, recovery supports…

NH State Prison Starting To Use Vivitrol

This month, NH Department of Corrections has started a new program available to certain inmates who demonstrate a willingness to defeat their drug addictions. The program is designed to reduce re-offenses and drug overdoses after release. Following in the footsteps of a program launched in Massachusetts in 2014, New Hampshire DOC will start administering Vivitrol,…

Recommended Book: Came to Believe

This book is a collection of stories by A.A. members who write about Step 2 which is: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. For many alcoholics and addicts starting a 12 step recovery program, Step 2 can be very difficult or a huge determent from the program.  Many…

Groundbreaking 28-day detox program at the Middleton House of Corrections

The Middleton House of Corrections is one of the largest jails in Massachusetts.  In December of 2015,  a 42-bed detox unit was started on the second floor of the jail that is now changing addict’s lives by addressing the opioid crisis in the state. The detox unit serves inmates who are facing charges for nonviolent offenses…

New Implants for Heroin Treatment

Thankfully, new treatment options are coming out for heroin addicts.  The latest one I just heard about is called probuphrine and it is a new implant approved by the FDA that mitigates the effects of heroin.  It is dispersed by four small rods that slowly administer the substance. With a steady supply of the drugs…

One Man’s Compassion is Making a Difference in NH

You have to strike while the iron is hot!  I just read a great article called “An addict’s lifeline: New Hampshire town’s surprising warrior against heroin.” It’s about how one man with a lot of compassion is really helping to make a difference (one addict at a time) with the heroin epidemic in New Hampshire.  …

Upcoming Event: Stories of Addition

On Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7pm an event called “Stories of Addition” will be held at The Seacoast Repertory Theater at 125 Bow St, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801. Stories of Addiction is co-produced by the Seacoast Rep and Jackie Burke in an attempt to help raise awareness about the heroin epidemic affecting the Seacoast. This…