For Immediate Release
March 6, 2019
Crisis of Addiction: Report shows New Hampshire Carving Pathway of Progress
Eleven effective substance use disorder programs highlighted by national organization
Manchester, NH — Addiction Policy Forum, a leading addiction nonprofit, is releasing the New Hampshire Innovation Now report, spotlighting programs working on the ground to address addiction. Across the state of New Hampshire, individuals and organizations from all sectors have come together to create innovative solutions to address this epidemic.
When: 12 pm - 1 pm, Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Where: Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, NH 03110
Keynote Speakers: Governor Chris Sununu, New Hampshire
Kimberly Clapp, Executive VP, Addiction Policy Forum
"Sometimes, we get so caught up in bad news that we forget there is reason to be hopeful. New Hampshire, like the rest of the nation, is struggling with a crisis of substance use disorder, addiction, and overdose,” says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum. “The Innovation Now initiative recognizes innovators like Kerry Norton of Hope on Haven Hill, and Chief Dan Goonan and Chris Hickey of Safe Stations who are saving so many lives."
The epidemic of addiction continues to be the number one public health and safety threat facing New Hampshire’s population, but there are effective programs in the state to help those struggling with addiction. The New Hampshire Innovation Now report highlights eleven innovative programs transforming the field of addiction recovery.
“As a New Hampshire native, I have seen the devastating impact of addiction on individuals and families right here in my home state,” says Jay Ruais, Executive Vice President of Field Advancement at Addiction Policy Forum. “These groups are making a huge difference in residents’ lives, and the hope of this report is to spread effective programs to other communities here in the Granite State and across the nation.”
The New Hampshire Innovation Now report includes the following innovators and programs:
• Sergeant Peter Marr and Lara Quinoga, Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT)
• Matt Eacott and Stephen Randazzo, Aware Recovery Care
• Eric Spofford, Granite Recovery
• Keith Howard, Hope for New Hampshire Recovery
• Kerry Norton, Hope on Haven Hill
• Police Chief Robert Cormier and Superintendent Robert Seaward, Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD)
• Doug Griffin, Mercy Street
• Dr. Julie Frew and Dr. Daisy Goodman, Moms in Recovery
• Annette Escalante and Jill Burke, New Hampshire Student Assistance Program
• Grace Rosado, New Life Home
• Chief Dan Goonan and Christopher Hickey, Safe Stations
About Addiction Policy Forum
Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters are located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.
More information on our mission and projects is available at http://addictionpolicy.org.