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: Families Hoping and Coping

Families Hoping and Coping is a support group for family members and loved ones of those battling addiction. Do you have a family member or loved one struggling with alcohol, prescription drugs, opiates, heroin or any substance use disorders? Do you feel hopeless, lost, and not sure where to find resources or someone that understands?…

Upcoming Event: 2016 NH Al-Anon Convention in Nashua

The 33rd NH Al-Anon and Alateen Convention with AA participation called “Ways to Wisdom” will be held September 9 – 11, 2016 at the Courtyard by Marriott which is located at 2200 Southwood Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire.  It will be a weekend filled with fellowship, entertainment, member sharing, speakers and workshops.  If you have a…

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…

Recommended Book: How Al-Anon Works

I highly recommend this book to anyone who worries about  a family member, loved-one, or friend that has any kind of addiction.  Al-Anon mainly focuses on helping families and friends of Alcoholics, but it is increasingly helping families and friends of Addicts as well.    This book has about 400 pages and it has so…

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…

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…

Eliminate the “Shoulds”

I just read a really great post called “If You Could Improve Your Life by Replacing One Word Would You?”  It reminded me of some things I had recently learned about why eliminating the word “should” from my vocabulary is something I now work on regularly.  When I tell myself I should be doing more…

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,…