N.H. Health Officials Launch Drug Addiction Resources Web Site

Jan 5, 2015

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As the number of heroin-related deaths and hospital visits rise in New Hampshire, health officials have started a website directory for locating drug treatment services in the state.

The site, www.nhtreatment.org, was developed to help people in need of alcohol and drug abuse treatment find available service providers.

Joe Harding, director of the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, said the site also will enable providers who provide treatment to easily register to list their services.

The bureau says while there has been a reduction in the number of people reporting non-medical use of prescription pain medication in New Hampshire, many of these individuals have transitioned to using heroin as an alternative, which is cheaper and more readily available.