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NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association Celebrates Successful NH Gives
Concord, NH
06/20/2018 01:18 PM

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 on June 6-7. In one day, NHADACA raised $1,322 from 22 donors to support its work to empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery, putting them in the top 100 fundraisers.

“The money raised helps support our work to engage communities, enhance wellness, and improve the quality of life for residents of New Hampshire,” said Dianne Pepin, MEd., MLADC, Executive Director of NHADACA. “Every dollar raised helps us reach our goal of making New Hampshire’s substance use workforce stronger. Access to care is one of our state’s biggest challenges, and we’re honored to be part of the solution for a healthier New Hampshire.”

New Hampshire has the second-lowest level of access to substance abuse treatment in the nation. While Medicaid expansion has increased access to treatment, waiting 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 address these issues.

NHADACA uses 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.

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Dianne Pepin
(603) 225-7060
 
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