New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association Celebrates Successful NH Gives
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 successful New Hampshire Gives event. In one day, NHADACA raised $1,450 from 23 donors to support its work to empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery, putting them in the top 40 fundraisers.
“We are grateful for all our supporters and their generosity,” said Dianne Pepin, MEd., MLADC, Executive Director of NHADACA. “Every dollar raised helps make our substance use workforce stronger by assisting people in getting licensed and thereby increasing access to treatment. The funds are significant in supporting training programs and scholarships to help professionals get the training they need. Access to care is one of our state’s biggest challenges, and we’re proud to be contributing toward the solutions.”
New Hampshire has the second-lowest level of access to substance abuse treatment in the nation. While Medicaid expansion has increased access to treatment, wait lists can still be long. Studies show that excessive alcohol consumption alone costs New Hampshire $1.5 billion annually—2% of the personal income of the state—in lost productivity and earnings, increased health care expenses, and public safety costs. When drug and alcohol misuse are combined, the number rises above $1.84 billion. Increasing the substance use workforce can help.
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.