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NHADACA Receives $5,000 Grant to Support Training of Substance Use Professionals
Concord, NH
04/14/2017 08:39 AM

Concord, NH—The New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA), the leading provider of continuing education for addiction professionals in the state, is pleased to announce a $5,000 grant from the Bank of New Hampshire Charitable Fund to support scholarships for clinicians in the substance use field.

NHADACA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality education, workforce development, ethical standards and leadership for addiction-focused professionals. Last year, they conducted 47 trainings for more than 1,700 attendees from New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. Scholarship funds will be used to provide training to clinicians who treat substance use disorders and support individuals in recovery after treatment.

Substance use costs New Hampshire $2 billion annually in lost worker productivity and earnings, healthcare costs, public safety and criminal justice expenses. “These scholarships will help us make New Hampshire’s workforce stronger by reducing a common barrier to training,” said Carrie McFadden, Training Coordinator for NHADACA.

The Bank of New Hampshire Fund is a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. For more information, visit their website at nhcf.org.

NHADACA’s goal is to use education and advocacy to enhance the knowledge and skills of addiction professionals, increase awareness of addiction issues in New Hampshire, and promote programs and policies that ensure access to high quality services for New Hampshire citizens struggling with addiction. To learn more about their work and see a current list of trainings, visit NHADACA.org or call (603) 225-7060.

 
Reference
Dianne Pepin
(603) 225-7060
 
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