Drug Recovery Funds Delayed as N.H. Finalizes Audit

Jun 20, 2018

New Hampshire's Executive Council will likely vote on the funds for drug treatment recovery centers later this month.
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A much-awaited vote on public funds for addiction recovery efforts in Claremont and Concord was tabled at the Executive Council meeting Wednesday.

Health Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers said it’s for the sake of transparency around Harbor Homes, the organization that will facilitate those funds. 

He expects to release an audit of Harbor Homes next week, and wants to make sure that accounting is in the public eye.

The health department is in the process of auditing all organizations it funds to treat substance use disorders. There are concerns popping up across the board, Meyers said.

“This is an area that had been underfunded,” he said. “There are a lot of new organizations. There are existing organizations that had expanded very rapidly. And so, there are issues.”

Still, he said, the concerns are manageable and his department will work with the organizations to move forward. He is hopeful the contract originally slated to go through this week will be granted in July.