Substance Abuse http://nhpr.org en Giving Matters: Farnum Center Helps People Get Clean http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-farnum-center-helps-people-get-clean <p><a href="http://www.estreatment.org/" target="_blank">The Farnum Center</a> provides treatment to people with substance use disorders. It recently moved to a new facility which includes a new medical detox unit, the only one in the state not connected to a hospital.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Cheryl </span>Wilkie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> works with patients at the center. “We have a five day detox, a 30-day residential treatment center and then outpatient services that follow them as long as they need it.</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:38:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 52182 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Farnum Center Helps People Get Clean Marijuana Legalization: Is N.H. Next? http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-legalization-nh-next <p>Those hoping for the legalization of marijuana in New Hampshire now say they have momentum on their side, coming from several different directions. First, after years of defeats, supporters saw their first real victory in the Granite State last year when medicinal pot was voted into law. Second, marijuana legalization has now passed in two states, Colorado and Washington. And third, a new legalization bill this year passed the house by a slim margin. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy & Faith Meixell 42644 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Legalization: Is N.H. Next? Heroin Use Is Up In N.H. Has It Affected Where You Live? http://nhpr.org/post/heroin-use-nh-has-it-affected-where-you-live <p>Authorities say heroin use in New Hampshire is growing at an alarming rate. Authorities say 61 people died of heroin overdoses in New Hampshire last year.</p><p>The issue has been of particular concern recently in Portsmouth, which saw three individuals overdose on heroin in the same week.</p><p>Seacoast Online reports <a href="http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140124-NEWS-140129791" target="_blank">37 year old Simone Sclafani</a> died Wednesday after being rushed to the hospital. Police have not commented on the conditions of the other two overdose victims.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:41:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 42393 at http://nhpr.org State Of Homelessness In N.H., 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/state-homelessness-nh-2013 <p>A <a href="http://www.nhceh.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2013-State-of-Homelessness-in-NH-Report.pdf">new report</a> paints a complex picture, including that the number of un-sheltered homeless has jumped by twenty percent over the past year.&nbsp; We’ll look once again at this stubborn problem and ongoing efforts to address it.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41398 at http://nhpr.org State Of Homelessness In N.H., 2013 At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction http://nhpr.org/post/serenity-place-coming-clean-addiction-0 <p><a href="http://www.serenityplace.org/" target="_blank">Serenity Place</a> is a substance abuse recovery center in Manchester, offering detox programs and education to those struggling to overcome addiction. For Stephanie, Serenity Place provided a solid foundation for her recovery from drug and alcohol problems.</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37658 at http://nhpr.org At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction N.H. Groups Awarded Federal Grants For Substance Abuse Prevention http://nhpr.org/post/nh-groups-awarded-federal-grants-substance-abuse-prevention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire ranks </span>5<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the nation for binge drinking and regular marijuana use among young adults.&nbsp; That’s according to numbers <a href="http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/2013/09-sept/09052013alcohol.htm" target="_blank">released this month</a> by the state’s <a href="http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/" target="_blank">Department of Health and Human Services</a>.&nbsp; But the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> federal government has awarded some communities grants to focus on prevention.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 34998 at http://nhpr.org At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction http://nhpr.org/post/serenity-place-coming-clean-addiction <p><a href="http://www.serenityplace.org/" target="_blank">Serenity Place</a> is a substance abuse recovery center in Manchester, offering detox programs and education to those struggling to overcome addiction. For Stephanie, Serenity Place provided a solid foundation for her recovery from drug and alcohol problems.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 25811 at http://nhpr.org At Serenity Place, Coming Clean From Addiction Commission Pushes For Money To Combat Alcohol And Drug Abuse http://nhpr.org/post/commission-pushes-money-combat-alcohol-and-drug-abuse <p>New Hampshire consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation. But advocates say that masks an alarming rate of substance abuse, specifically among young adults.</p><p>And so, the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is launching a new campaign to highlight the need for more resources.</p><p>Specifically, they want to see a greater percent of sales from state-owned liquor stores be allocated for counseling services.</p><p>For the past decade, lawmakers have instead used those funds to help balance the budget.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:06:15 +0000 Todd Bookman 22484 at http://nhpr.org Commission Pushes For Money To Combat Alcohol And Drug Abuse Drug Free in Dublin, N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/drug-free-dublin-nh As a volunteer at the <a href="http://www.phoenixhouse.org/">Phoenix House</a> Academy of Dublin, 21-year-old Sofia Capria helps teenagers battle drug and alcohol addiction — just as she did herself three years ago.<p>"Right away, I was hooked," Sofia says of her own drug use, which began at age 11. But for her, the road to recovery wasn't easy.<p>After struggling with addiction and an eating disorder she got the help she needed at the Dublin Academy — one of many nationwide. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:12:00 +0000 11240 at http://nhpr.org Drug Free in Dublin, N.H. Report Highlights Prison Inequity http://nhpr.org/post/report-highlights-prison-inequity <div class="transcript"><p>The treatment of female prison inmates in New Hampshire is raising questions of civil rights violations. After a two year investigation, that&rsquo;s the conclusion reached by the New Hampshire Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission reports that male inmates enjoy greater opportunities in everything from vocational training to mental health services.</p></div><p>JerriAnne Boggis didn&rsquo;t have to see anything at the Women&rsquo;s Prison to know about the problems in Goffstown.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 96 at http://nhpr.org