CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) has launched New Hampshire Recovery Hub (nhrecoveryhub.org), a centralized online resource that connects residents with local Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) for substance use disorders.
The NH Recovery Hub is a vital source of information about recovery and recovery support services available in local communities. The Hub was developed as a companion to the New Hampshire Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Locator, which helps connect people with alcohol and drug treatment service providers in New Hampshire.
“We sometimes say that recovery is a journey, not a destination,” said BDAS Director Annette Escalante. “We hope the Recovery Hub provides people with a road map where they will find open doors.”
BDAS collaborated with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire and Harbor Homes on the Recovery Hub. Site visitors will be connected to services primarily delivered through New Hampshire’s state-funded Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and Recovery Community Centers.
Although RCOs are relatively new to New Hampshire’s substance use disorder continuum of care, they delivered 30,905 services between July 2017 and January 2018, demonstrating a clear need for more peer recovery support, as well as a centralized, easy-to-use resource for individuals looking for help with substance misuse. A complete list of Recovery Support Organizations can be found in the recovery resource guide on the DHHS website.
These grassroots, nonprofit organizations provide PRSS, facilitated recovery support meetings and workshops. In addition, RCOs also deliver in-person Recovery Coaching and Telephone Recovery Support Services (TRSS). The simple, frequent calls through TRSS are shown to be effective in keeping individuals engaged in their recovery process and less likely to require emergency services. This is especially vital in remote rural areas of the state where there may be barriers to services.
For more information on the Recovery Hub, please visit nhrecoveryhub.org. If you or someone you know is experiencing an addiction-related crisis, call the NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line at: 1.844.711.4357 (HELP).