New Hampshire Drug Statistics and Resources

In terms of opioid related fatalities, New Hampshire has descended from a high in 2016 and is now closer to the national average. In 2023, 441 residents in The Granite State died from drug overdoses. The cost for this decrease, however, has been high, as New Hampshire is among the more expensive states for drug rehab services. The exorbitant costs have made free addiction resources in New Hampshire a priority for many residents and lawmakers.

Drug Statistics in New Hampshire

Addiction Nonprofits in New Hampshire

The Partnership for a Drug Free New Hampshire

This organization provides education resources, outreach programs, and workshops for children, parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers throughout New Hampshire. The center emphasizes substance abuse resilience, life skills development, and mentorships.

Addiction Recovery Coalition of New Hampshire

This nonprofit organization provides medication assisted treatment, including Suboxone, counseling, interventions, education material, and a crisis hotline to residents in the Souhegan Valley Region. Specialized services are available for veterans.

The Doorway

This nonprofit network provides resources, referrals, and educational material for clients impacted by substance use disorder. The centers offer medical services on a sliding fee scale, in addition to limited free services, which include telephone support, peer coaching, meeting spaces for AA and 12 Steps Programs, and healthy living groups that practice holistic therapy.

Raymond Coalition for Youth

This local organization provides safe spaces, family activities, education outreach, and substance abuse mitigation strategies to community members.

Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition

This volunteer group provides resources and educational material for local members, including family activities, motivational speakers, and local recovery options. A mobile unit is available.

New Hampshire Family Voices

This organization assists families with children who have mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders. The center provides Telehealth, resources, and referrals to treatment centers and health providers. Additional resources are available for the LGBTQ+ community.

Harm Reduction Programs

New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition

This group offers harm reduction supplies, including syringe exchange programs, Narcan and naloxone, personal hygiene materials, testing kits, and wound care for clients. The center also provides education for opioid overdose prevention and stigma reduction strategies.

All Together

This organization based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, is in collaboration between the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the Vermont Department of Health. The group provides drug testing strips, Narcan, syringe exchange programs, and emergency services for clients. The agency also makes available counseling, transportation to emergency centers, and case management.

Syringe Service Alliance of the Nashua Area (SSANA)

This volunteer organization, centered in Nashua, offers free syringe exchange, educational resources, referrals to social services, drug testing, and outreach programs to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder.

Government Grants & Resources

New Hampshire Medicaid (NH Easy)

NH Easy is New Hampshire’s portal for Medicaid and social services. Clients with low incomes can enroll in programs for themselves and their families. Clients can also check their eligibility for services, coordinate their care programs, and select healthcare providers.

NH Connections

This government site emphasizes child care and development. The center provides resources on substance abuse treatment programs, homelessness, and mental and behavioral health disorders. Services are available for parents, young adult guardians, and military families.

NH Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire maintains a directory for various recovery programs associated with alcohol and substance use. These programs and guides enable clients to navigate various providers available throughout the state.

College Addiction Resources

Hampshire College

Hampshire College offers students information regarding substance use disorder and links to campus resources, including assessments, counseling, general health and wellness, and an emergency hotline.

Concord Community College–counseling

Concord Community College makes available counseling services for students impacted by mental and behavioral health disorders. Referrals to outside treatment programs may be available.

University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire provides students with information regarding substance use disorder, a link to the campus peer support group, tips for harm reduction and self-care, and links to state and local resources and recovery groups.

LGBTQ+ Resources

Gender Diverse Care Coalition, NH

This organization emphasizes support for gender diversity and lifestyles. Services include links to social services, general health and wellness, and mental and behavioral health specialists.

SeaCoast Outright

This organization provides support for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. The group offers medical and legal resources, such as contact information for treatment programs, hotlines, and peer support networks. The group also hosts community events and outreach programs.

Rural Outright

This group provides support for LGBTQ+ youth and their families in rural New Hampshire. The organization sponsors Pride community events, education outreach, links to substance use disorder recovery programs and referrals, and family workshops.

Veterans Programs

Veterans Track

This state judicial agency provides legal resources and no to low cost services for justice involved veterans to address underlying mental and behavioral health disorders. Treatment plans can include life skills development, career coaching, and other support to fulfill court mandates.

New Hampshire Veterans Home

These residential facilities offer long- and short-term care for veterans and their spouses. Clients receive skilled nursing care, education programs, financial and social services, and rehabilitative therapies.

Division of Veterans Services

This state program offers veterans assistance to enroll and manage their veterans benefits. The center follows up on claims and provides general guidance for state and federal resources.

Stronger Together Veterans Coalition of New Hampshire

This organization provides peer support to reduce suicide among veterans. The group offers education resources, referrals, and networks to mental and behavioral health disorders, recovery services such as medication-assisted therapy and counseling, and family support programs.

Commission on Native American Affairs

This state agency supports American Indian groups by advocating for greater resources, social services, cultural recognition, and support programs. The agency also provides grants for local community projects.

Drug Laws in New Hampshire

Party Host Liability Law

RSA 644:18 holds adult hosts liable for the actions of minors who are under the influence of alcohol. Offenses can lead to fines of up to $2,000 and one year in prison. Retailers who knowingly furnish alcohol to minors may also be held liable.

Naloxone Standing Order

This standing order authorizes licensed physicians and pharmacists to make naloxone available to any individual at-risk from an opioid overdose. Family members may also request naloxone on behalf of an at-risk individual if that family member has received counseling regarding naloxone.

Good Samaritan Law

RSA 318-B:28-b mandates that individuals witnessing or having a medical emergency and calls 911 will not be subject to prosecution for possession of a controlled substance.

Substance Abuse Recovery Assistance

Chapter He-W 500 outlines the standards and levels of care for substance use disorder treatment programs. Facilities that wish to partner with the New Hampshire Health Protection Program must abide by these policies.


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