In 2015, many of you gathered at the State House to draw attention to a lack of funding for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery in the State Budget. You sported t-shirts with the number 321 on the front to represent the lives lost to overdoses in NH in 2014.
In 2017, I’m afraid to say that the fight is not over. In 2016, we lost 478 Granite Staters to overdoses. Convincing our legislators to use state liquor profits to fund necessary prevention, treatment, and recovery measures remains an uphill battle. Just this morning, the Division III Finance Committee in the House voted to suspend the statute that guarantees this crucial Alcohol Fund money is used to address substance use in New Hampshire.
On April 6th, 2017, New Futures advocates will once again be gathering at the New Hampshire State House to fight for a budget that fully funds the New Hampshire Alcohol Fund at 5%. Once again, we need your help to rally for the resources that people with substance use disorders need and deserve.
Please join us in rallying for the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s citizens. To sign up, click here: https://secure.everyaction.com/SdFZQQ9-xEGNg6iOU6p3qQ2. Encourage your friends and fellow advocates to do the same!
Questions? Contact me via email or phone. I’d be happy to speak with you.
If you or someone you know are experiencing an addiction related crisis, please call the NH Addiction Crisis Line: 1-844-711-HELP (4357).
The Strafford County Opioid Taskforce presents the 2017 NH Addiction Summit which will take place at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Garrison Wing from 9:30am- 4:30 pm on Friday April 7th, 2017. The event is free and lunch is provided. We ask that if you need to cancel for any reason to please get in touch with Melissa Silvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 603.516.2562.
Agenda: 9:00-9:30 Registration Summit begins promptly at 9:30AM Keynote Merideth Norris, DO- This Doctor will treat anyone with addiction, even without payment. Dr. Norris will inspire us to do more Keynote Tym Rourke, MA-All In: Sharing in the Hope of Recovery Facilitated Multiple Pathway’s Recovery Panel Keynote Devin Rowe, Drug Free NH’s Speak Up NH Networking Lunch and Champion in Action Award Breakout #1 Coffee Break Breakout #2 Keynote Lukas Kolm, MD, MPH – Addressing the Opioid Epidemic from an Emergency Department Perspective
Registration IS required, and please cancel if you cannot make and did register. When you reserve a spot and cannot attend you take away an opportunity for someone who does want to attend.
Register and more information HERE
Enjoy this fabulous SpeakerFest, Saturday, March 11th from 12PM – 3PM at Safe Harbor Recovery Center, 865 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH.
Listen to a variety of speakers and meet new friends!
If you are in recovery, seeking recovery, or a family member this is for you. An afternoon of free food, and an open event of speakers from many of the different fellowships, different paths, as well as family members sharing their experience, strength and hope while joining together to enjoy the food and the power of recovery.
Pot Luck – We’ll provide the pizza. Please bring along a salad or dessert!
Free Event – All are welcome!
Childcare and kids activities will be provided.
Questions please contact Elizabeth @ Safe Harbor Recovery Center at 603-570-9444.
Please share this event on facebook; https://www.facebook.com/SafeHarborNH/
We are gearing up for ourselves 6th annual Chocolate Ball on March 11th. Tickets are $20. Children under 12 $10. D.J.Joey Dion .
All the Chocolate you can eat. Raffles and games. 7:00-11:00
Hope to see you there! You can purchase tickets at the door.
Also you can call 548-0521 for more info. Derry Friendship Center, 6 Railroad Ave, Derry, NH
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Derry-Friendship-Center-532373186818916/
Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Seabrook, NH will be officially opened it’s doors on Monday, February 27, 2017. Location is at 867 Lafayette Road (Rte 1), Seabrook, NH; 877.369.0928
View their new Facebook page with schedule and additional meeting information. Please stop by and say Hello to Angela Whiting who will be overseeing this location.
Meetings in NH:
Tuesday 7PM; Easter Seals Bldg 555 Auburn St. Manchester
Thursday 7:30-9PM; Congregational Church 61 Main St (Route 121) Hampstead.
Contact Ed Talbot for more information and newly announced meetings; 603.225.9540 or email at email@example.com.
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and March 14th is Screening Day. Please use this attached flyer to screen your clients/members. One answer to anyone of these three questions indicates a potential gambling problem. For more information on tools for Gambling Awareness Month visit www.ncpgambling.org