Despite our reputation as one of the healthiest states, young people here abuse alcohol at much greater rates than the rest of the country. With this comes other risky behaviors – from drunk driving to assault, as well as a greater chance of addiction down the road. We’ll look at how the state’s communities are tackling this issue.
- Traci Fowler - Regional Prevention Coordinator for the Lakes Region Partnership for Health, which is based in Laconia.
- Emily Wilkins – Clinical Supervisor at the Phoenix House of New England in Dublin, which provides residential substance abuse treatment.
- Tym Rourke - Director of Program for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs.