Franklin Savings Bank Fund Contributes $2,500 to Statewide Substance Use Education
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 $2,500 grant from the Franklin Savings Bank (FSB) Fund for Community Advancement to support an initiative to train mental health providers in substance use domains.
New Hampshire has the second lowest level of access to substance abuse treatment in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Many of the more than 2,000 licensed mental counselors and social workers in New Hampshire have the professional scope of practice to treat substance use disorders but because this specialized training is not required for their licenses, many have not pursued the training to address substance use treatment issues. The FSB grant will help NHADACA increase the number of New Hampshire clinicians, regardless of the board under which they are licensed, that understand substance use disorders and are able to competently treat co-occurring disorders. The goal of the project is to increase access to care and reduce wait times statewide.
We are grateful to the Franklin Savings Bank Fund for their investment in a healthier New Hampshire,” said Dianne Pepin, MEd., MLADC, Executive Director of NHADACA. “We look forward to presenting these trainings in the coming year and expanding New Hampshire’s substance use workforce.”
FSB Fund for Community Advancement was formed in 1997 to provide support for
projects that will enhance the lives of people in the communities Franklin
Savings Bank serves. To learn more about Franklin Savings Bank, visit fsbnh.bank.
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.