DHHS Emergency Service Unit Issues Alert & Safety Instructions

carfentanil on Wednesday April 26th, following New Hampshire overdose deaths that have been linked to the substance. As a result, the NH Information & Analysis Center prepared a bulletin about carfentanil; UPDATE: The NH Information & Analysis Center issued an update describing the current trends surround carfentanil use in New Hampshire Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol on May 23, 2017.

Carfentanil FlyerThe NH DHHS Emergency Services Unit has released a flyer with instructions Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol on what to do if you’re exposed to carfentanil, as well as a flyer designed for first responders Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol who might come in contact with it. In addition, the State epidemiologist has released a Health Alert Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol on the deadly substance.

Gambler’s Anonymous meetings in NH

The current meetings in New Hampshire are: Tuesday 7PM Manchester  Easter Seals Bldg 555 Auburn St. Manchester and Thursday 7:30-9PM Hampstead at the Congregational Church 61 Main St (Route 121) Hampstead.

Addiction event to host 23 Rockingham County communities

BRENTWOOD — Every community has a story and 23 communities will share theirs at a Seacoast Public Health Network event at Austin17House on May 18.

The new nonprofit community center on Route 125 will host the interactive workshop addressing addiction, prevention, intervention and recovery. Karen Morton-Clark, substance misuse prevention coordinator with Seacoast Public Health Network, said 23 Rockingham County communities will be represented, allowing for resource sharing and networking among themselves, as well as an opportunity for members of the public to learn more.

“It’s going to look at what is the landscape of prevention in our communities now?” Morton-Clark said. “Successes? Challenges? How can we move forward?”

The event will have a variety of presentations, speakers and small group discussions. Present will be Devin Rowe, executive director at Partnership for a Drug-Free NH, Marty Boldin, the governor’s policy advisor on prevention, treatment and recovery, Chris Placy, executive vice president at Substance Free Workplace, and many more.

“We will also have a recovery panel with speakers who are currently in recovery,” Morton-Clark said. “It’s a message of hope and a layout of their journey. On that panel are two local business owners, one from Exeter.”

Raymond Coalition for Youth, Newmarket ASAP, Southern Rockingham Coalition for Healthy Youth, Safe Harbor Recovery Centers in Portsmouth and Seabrook, Lamprey Health Care, Seacoast Mental Health Center, a grief group called GRASP, the Farnum Center and Families First will all be on-hand to discuss a variety of topics and the future of combating the state’s opioid crisis. Jim and Jeanne Moser, of East Kingston, will speak about their prescription drug campaign called “Zero Left.” The Mosers lost their son Adam to a fentanyl overdose in 2015.

“We’re also showcasing Austin17House because of the exciting work and momentum they have going right now,” Morton-Clark said. Hosting an event as such aligns directly with Austin17House’s mission, as the relatively new community center looks to serve as a “hub” for organizations across the state. READ MORE

Save the Date – State Rally to Fund the Fund!

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.

Aly McKnight
Community Engagement Coordinator
New Futures, Inc.
10 Ferry Street, Suite 307
Concord, NH 03301
Office: (603) 225-9540 X 12
Cell: (603) 732-3817

If you or someone you know are experiencing an addiction related crisis, please call the NH Addiction Crisis Line: 1-844-711-HELP (4357).

 

NH Addiction Summit Agenda 2017

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 info@onevoicenh.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

Seabrook’s New Recovery Center is Open

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.

Gambler’s Awareness Month

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 probgambnh@aol.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

ProblemGamblilngScreening Flyer.