Celebrating Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month. This national observance (which American Society of Addiction Medicine is a proud planning partner of) was developed to educate the public that recovery from mental and/or substance use disorder is possible.  Over 23 million Americans are currently in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The theme for this…

Upcoming Event: Hope Floats Tubing Event in NH

The Granite State and Seacoast area of Narcotics Anonymous will be conducting a NA meeting on the water called “Hope Floats Tubing Event” on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 12 pm – 5 pm at the Messer Street Boat Launch in Laconia, NH.  Bring your own tube to attend the NA meeting on the lake….

Upcoming Event: Hungry for Hope

A benefit for Safe Harbor Recovery Center called “Hungry for Hope” will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Please join them as they Harvest Hope for the opioid crisis in the Seacoast under the Harvest Moon at One Harbour Place in Portsmouth, NH. Numerous local restaurants, wine and beer vendors, and…

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…

Naloxone, the Overdose Antidote

When people hear the word “overdose,” they immediately think of overdose and death caused from illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine.  But misuse of prescription opiod painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin has increased rapidly in the United States as well. Prescription opioid overdose was responsible for more deaths in the United States from 1999-2008…

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…

New Program for Addicts in Manchester, NH

Operation Safe Haven, a new program which offers aid and assistance to those suffering from drug abuse, has started this month in Manchester, NH.  It allows people seeking help to go to any fire station in the city and quickly be linked to resources to help them. Anyone in need of help can walk in at any…

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…

Finding Some Compassion

I recently read an excellent article called “What Heroin Withdrawal is Really Like: The Truth.”  If your loved one is a heroin addict, please read this article to understand what they are going through when they say they are sick.  This article will hopefully aid you in finding some compassion towards your loved one.  …