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
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
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.