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New state-sponsored website helps those in recovery

By SHAWNE K. WICKHAM
New Hampshire Union Leader

May 29. 2018 11:45PM




A new state-sponsored website, nhrecoveryhub.org, offers an array of support groups, recovery community centers, naloxone training and substance-free activities.

The site is a collaborative project by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire, the state Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, and the Statewide Peer Recovery Services Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes Inc.

Devin Oot, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free NH, said the website can be a valuable resource for “anybody that’s within recovery at any stage and also people that are in their lives, whether it be family or friends.”

Kevin Irwin, director of operations for the Integrated Delivery Network that serves the Seacoast area, welcomed the easy access to information the new website provides.

Irwin said Granite Staters will find everything from 12-step and other support programs to art, yoga and writing classes.

“Inasmuch as everybody’s pathway is unique, it’s really helpful to see that there’s a variety of options out there,” he said.

“I think it increases the likelihood that if you’re seeking help with your recovery, you’ll find something that may actually be helpful.”

And because the programs listed are state-vetted and sanctioned, he said, visitors can trust what they find.

Oot said that’s an important piece of the project.

Listing a program on nhrecoveryhub.org, she said, amounts to a “seal of approval.”


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