Richard Ober: NH’s huge addiction problem needs much more attention
Take drinking and drugs, for example. A third of New Hampshire residents between the ages of 12 and 20 have used alcohol in the past 30 days. That makes our state No. 1. We’re No. 2 in kids smoking pot and No. 3 in binge drinking.
Yes, we are sure. And we are doing something about it.
Guided by our vision for New Hampshire and fueled by a generous donor, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is leading a statewide strategy to reduce addiction and the havoc it creates. “Collective Action, Collective Impact” is a five-year plan created by the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment.
This work demonstrates the foundation’s core strengths:
• We act statewide and locally through regional prevention networks and an ecosystem of collaborators committed to the same goals.
• We collaborate through a network of nonprofits, public agencies and everyday citizens across the state.
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